2016 Friend of CACFP Award


Senator Bob Casey, Pennsylvania


The National CACFP Sponsors Association Friend of CACFP Award honors and recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to supporting and improving the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program through leadership, initiative, advocacy, legislation, education or professional endeavors that exemplify a positive impact or advancement of the program. Senator Casey is a nationally recognized advocate for children. Senator Casey has been a strong advocate for SNAP and other nutritional programs and most recently introduced and sponsored Senate bill 1833 - Access to Healthy Food for Young Children Act. Born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Bob Casey graduated from The College of the Holy Cross in 1982 and spent the following year teaching fifth grade and coaching eighth grade basketball in inner city Philadelphia for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. He received his law degree from Catholic University in 1988 and entered the practice of law in Scranton.

Watch Senator Casey's Acceptance Speech