to our providers about reported fraud in the Child and Adult Care
news stories on the national television news and in local newspapers
reported instances of fraud by sponsors and participants in the
Child and Adult Care Food Program. The federal government is filing
criminal charges in cases throughout the country. To our knowledge,
no one in North Carolina is being charged.
wanted you to be aware of the federal investigation for two reasons:
- To emphasize
the importance of remaining in compliance with program requirements;
- To reassure
you that as your sponsor we are in strict compliance and we
do everything we can to make sure that you are in compliance
we have personal contact with each of you, we know that you are
honestly trying to comply with program requirements. We remove from
the program any providers who we suspect of dishonesty. Providers
removed from the program for dishonesty will be put on a national
list that will prevent them from participating in the CACFP in the
future. Providers that are removed may file an appeal.
also know you are very busy and that there are lots of detailed
procedures for you to follow to remain in compliance. That's why
we review your records closely and make unannounced visits regularly
to make sure you are meeting requirements. In this way, we protect
both you and ourselves from charges of illegal activity.
are regularly audited by the North Carolina Department of Health
and Human Services and by our accounting firm, C. DeWitt Foard &
Co, Certified Public Accountants. As one of the oldest and largest
CACFP sponsors in North Carolina, we are proud of our role in helping
you to feed healthy food to children. Our goal is to be as helpful
and as efficient as we can as we fill this role.
call our office if you have any questions regarding this news story
or any aspect of complying with program guidelines.