Georgia Nutritional Services, Inc. | Conyers, Ga | CACFP



The basic requirements to receive reimbursement for the CACFP are:
  • Exempt from licensing by Bright From the Start
  • Non-Profit Organizations are automatically eligible and must have tax exempt status under IRS Code 501(c)3
  • Center must serve meals that meet USDA and CACFP Meal Pattern Requirements.  The meal pattern includes serving food groups in amounts appropriate to the child
  • Center must record accurately the number of children you serve meals to daily
  • Center must maintain health and sanitation requirements
  • Follow all policies and procedures set forth by GNSI, Bright from the Start, and USDA
  • Promote the safety and well-being of the children in your care

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The CACFP offers many benefits to the Center, children and parents.  By participating in the CACFP under GNSI sponsorship you will:
  • Receive reimbursement for meals that are normally provided by the center (up to 1 meal and 1 snack)
  • Assure parents their children are receiving well-balanced nutritious meals while in your care
  • Develop healthy eating habits for your children that will last a lifetime
  • Partner with a reliable, knowledgeable, friendly and proactive sponsor that will guide you through all requirements of the Food Program
  • Have access to easy, efficient, and real-time online claim processing software at no cost to you
  • Be at leader at the forefront for a healthy Georgia for generations to come


Below is a list of recordkeeping that must be maintained by centers claiming reimbursement with GNSI
Daily record keeping requirements to receive reimbursement for the CACFP are:


  • Daily Menu for Children

  • Point of Service Meal Count (At Risk Weekly Menu and Food Service Record)

Monthly recordkeeping requirements to receive reimbursement for the CACFP are:
  • Monthly Record of Meals and Snacks Served
  • Monthly Record of Operating Cost Form and supporting documents (receipts and Receipt Journal Report)
  • Copies of monthly claim for reimbursement
  • Copies of invoices and receipts for purchases/vendor invoices
  • Monthly bank statements and/or CACFP accounting records/ledgers
  • Copies of Posted Menus
Annual recordkeeping requirements to receive reimbursement for the CACFP are:
  • Roster
  • Enrollment Forms
  • Racial Ethnic Data
  • WIC Information distributed to parents 
  • Household Letter
  • Sharing information with Medicaid/SCHIP form sent to families
  • Copy of Application Materials
  • Procurement documentation, contracts and agreements
  • Copies of past reviews


Your Tax ID number or Federal Employers Identification Number (FEIN) can be obtained directly from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by calling 800.829.0115. Letters can be faxed immediately upon confirmation of registered agent. (Note: the requestor must be a registered agent of the organization on file with IRS)
Yes! As one of our added benefits to our partners, GNSI would love to facilitate the vendor search for your organization. As we are a federally funded program and must remain completely and totally impartial, we cannot suggest a single vendor over another. Rather, our extensive knowledge and network have afforded us the ability to provide perspective vendors, and possibly, references from our current partners who currently (or previously) receive meals from the perspective vendors.
In order for a center to prepare meals on site, the center must have a current and compliant food service permit from the local or state health authority and current health inspection from the local issuing authority.