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April 22-26, 2024

Orlando, Florida

CACFP · Afterschool Meals · Summer Food

Scholarships Available!

We are thrilled to offer 7 scholarships for the 2024 National Child Nutrition Conference in-person in Orlando, Florida. Through the scholarship program, the National CACFP Sponsors Association (NCA) is honored to recognize the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) professionals who have dedicated their career to ensuring that our nation's most vulnerable populations have access to nutritious food. 

A scholarship includes conference registration fees, four (4) nights lodging, and up to $450.00 towards transportation costs at a value of over $1,600 per scholarship. 

We'll also be awarding 8 additional scholarships to attend the conference virtually. 

Read more about our 2024 Scholarship Recipients here.

After the scholarship recipients were announced, we opened up another application period to grant up to 100 scholarships to the virtual option. Read more about those recipients here. 

Apply online if you are a:

  • Sponsoring Organization 
  • Family Home Provider 
  • Child Care Center 
  • Adult Day Care Center 
  • Head Start 
  • School District 
  • At-Risk Afterschool Site 
  • Emergency Shelter 
  • Summer Food Site 
  • Food Bank 
  • Tribal Nation 

Past Scholarship Recipients

Click on the images to watch videos from our scholarship winners.

Jacqueline Auxier Scholarship Quote
Nicole Bamba Scholarship Quote
Jami Ferrell Scholarship Quote
Briseida Flores Scholarship Quote
Kristy Harmon Scholarship Quote
Temarah Harrison Scholarship Quote
Arnisha Jordan Scholarship Quote
Champaigne Spivey Scholarship Quote
Tikilia Tinker-Martin Scholarship Quote
Elaine Stedman Scholarship Quote
Amy Fales

Amy Fales

BROC Community Action

Rutland, VT

Denise Greene

Denise Greene

West End Community Center

Providence, RI

Benny Little

Benny Little

Dream Center Peoria

Peoria, IL

Erica Vega-Meza

Comite de Bien Estar

San Luis, AZ

Chicago, IL
Kristal Davis
Jenny Wallinger
Linda Brehm
Tonja Wright
Faith Cox
Lisa Leclede
Jami Lee
Christina Flythe
Linda Webster
San Diego, CA
Dana Youkilis
Deborah Thomas
Eva Jones
George Garcia
Holly Pence
Karen Turner
Kay Sunram
Keturah Swenson
Lupe Villanueva
Michelle Warner
Renee Griffin
Sikia Brown
Trina Tyson



Cassandra Aldridge, Texarkana Special Education Center dba Opportunities Inc, Texarkana,TX

San Antonio, TX
Heather Solus 2
Jennifer McClay 2
Benu Chhabra
Kristy Hodges 2
Carolyn Pancarowicz 2
Denise Aragon
Patricia Newton-Powell
Joyce Mason
Terri Sluss Cole Clip
Chris Taylor
Patricia Enneper
Caitlin Vadni 2
Monique Torres 2
Audrea Pasion
2016 - Orlando, FL
  • Jill Dockins, White River Planning & Development Dist, Batesville, AR
  • Afonda Johnson, Children's Hunger Alliance, Columbus, OH
  • Kristin Lampkins, 4C of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN 
  • Della Stocks, Nutrition Plus, Goldsboro, NC 
  • Carrie Sullivan, Provider's Network, Lincoln, NE
2015 - Las Vegas, NV
  • Tina Clifton, St. Vincent de Paul, Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • Geri Langseth, SENDCAA, Fargo, ND
  • Lori Mendoza, Association for Supportive Child Care, Tempe, ZA
  • Deborah Noel, Kids Unlimited Services, Charlton, MA
  • Carol A. Payne, Better Child Care, Jacksonville, IL
2014 - New Orleans, LA
  • Patricia Carignan, Southern NH Services, Manchester, NH
  • Loraine Crump, Porter-Leath, Memphis, TN
  • Rebecca Lewis, Community Coordinated Child Care, Louisville, KY
  • Cody Robinson, Child Nutrition Services, Tecumseh, NE
  • Suzanne Zanella, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
2013 - Minneapolis, MN
  • Edna Bonitto, Coordinated Child Care, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Colleen Downing, The Nurturing Center, Kalispell, MT
  • Patrice Siergiey, Capstone Community Action - CCFP, Barre, VT
  • Abby Silva, Educational Service District 112, Vancouver, WA
  • Sue Smith, Child Care Network, Seymour, IN
2012 - Austin, TX
  • Ryan Abernathy, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Oklahoma City, OK
  • Tamee DeCoursey, Community Action of Southeast Iowa Burlington, IA
  • Deborah Holt, Alabama Family Health, Inc. Montgomery, AL
  • Lorraine Scuccimarra, Chile Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Sara Teece, Square One Springfield, MA
2011 - Memphis, TN
  • Gail Bultman Family Resources Network/SDSU Brookings, SD
  • Debbie Haub Clarke County Extension HP Osceola, IA
  • Billie Jo Meehan Child Care Resources Network Buffalo, NY
  • Beth Woerner Child Nutrition Services Washington, KS
2010 - Buffalo, NY
  • Nancy Allaband, Catholic Charities Dover, DE
  • Ruvine Jimenez, Benton Franklin Community Action Committee Pasco, WA
  • Ann McQuerry, Hawkeye Area Community Action Prog. (HACAP) Hiawatha, IA
  • Tosha Smith, Illinois Action for Children Chicago, IL
  • Bea Stellflug, Hi-Line Home Programs, Inc. Glasgow, MT

2009 – Bellevue, WA

  • Heidi Brown, Chelan-Douglas Community Action Center Wenatchee, WA
  • Terry Fox, TKT Family Resources Lawrence, GA
  • Melissa Horten, Chautaugua Opportunities, Inc. Jamestown, NY
  • Cathy Weisbrod, Child Day Care Association St. Louis, MO

2008 – Nashville, TN

  • Shirley Buckman, Central Kentucky Community Action Lebanon, KY
  • Janice Kirby, Mountainview Day Care Nutrition Program Marysville, WA
  • Karen Lechene, The Access Agency CACFP Willimantic, CT
  • Margie Steinecker, Square Meal, Inc. Boyceville, WI

2007 – Indianapolis, IN

  • Debbie Bennett, Helping Hands Food, Program New Castle, OK
  • Laura Brinker, YWCA of Lima Lima, OH
  • Maria Navarro, Child Care Resources Network Buffalo, NY
  • Vivian Parker, ABC Nutrition Program Camden, TN
  • Sue Perry, River Valley Family Day Care Services Huntington, WV

2006 – San Antonio, TX

  • Denise Andrews, For the Children Vica, OK
  • Debora Harris, Santa Barbara Family Child Care Center Santa Barbara, CA
  • Billy Moore, Southeast Nutritional Mattero, LA
  • Julie Reed, Family Child Care Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, SC
  • Lisa Smith, Child Day Care Association Maryville, IL

2005 – Chicago, IL

  • Debbie Haub, Clarke County Extension HP Osceola, IA
  • Suey Linzmeier, Southeast Alaska Child Care Food Program Juneau, AK
  • Charlotte Oliphant, Catholic Family and Child Services Yakima, WA