CACFP Workgroup
Nominations are now OPEN for the 2023-2025 year! 
Click here to fill out the application, which must be completed and submitted in one sitting. Or you can download the form here  and email the filled out application to We will not accept printed applications. Please reach out to for assistance if you are unable to complete the application via online survey or PDF.
All completed applications are due by Friday, May 19, 2023 11:59PM CST.

2021/2022 CACFP Input Workgroup
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Input Workgroup is a group of CACFP sponsors and independent centers that provides input to the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) on the impact of policies and procedures related to CACFP. TDA’s goal is to ensure that workgroup members represent a broad and diverse selection of CACFP sponsors; therefore, membership selection is based on criteria such as organization type, sponsorship size, location, and sponsor type. Members of the CACFP Input Workgroup represent the perspective of their CACFP colleagues and serve as liaisons for CACFP sponsors and contracting entities to address issues with TDA during the workgroup meetings.

The 2021/2022 CACFP Input Workgroup members are listed below:
CACFP Input Workgroup Committee Members 

Dana Bigham, Victoria ISD

Shahmir Nazarali, Nutri Meal Resources
RJ Bradley, Kids Light, Inc. dba Kids Place Learning Center
Sandra Pearson, Harris County Department of Education
Kenyatta Chandler, Houston ISD
Annette Pena, Neighbors in Need of Services, Inc.
Ricardo Espinosa, PCCPA
Summer Prentiss, Central Texas Food Bank
Sarai Ferreira, CitySquare
Victor Salazar, Hummingbird Child & Adult Nutrition, President, Texas CACFP Sponsors Association
Tiffiney Freeman, Department of the Army HQ, U.S. Army Garrison
Blake Stanford, Southwest Human Development Services Corporation
Cynthia Lackey, San Angelo Early Childhood Center
Keven Vicknair, Equal Heart
Jesus Navarro, McAllen Care Providers, Inc.
Laura-Zelda Villarreal, Brownsville ISD

The members will meet virtually to gather input and discuss the current challenges and opportunities for CACFP in Texas. Members provided insight on issues that impact all areas of the CACP at a statewide level. The input and feedback from these meetings help guide TDA as we work to provide the resources and trainings Texas CACFP operators need to achieve success and compliance.

Workgroup members and TDA are excited about the partnership opportunity to ensure growth and success of the CACFP in Texas! If you have topics for discussion to include on an upcoming agenda or ideas you would like to bring to the attention of one of the subcommittees, please communicate your ideas to a current workgroup member.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help. Additional translations services available as well.

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Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
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