We Believe In Healthier Choices
Taste Meets Nutrition
With over 5 years of experience serving our city's children, we know how to construct menus that teachers are happy to serve, and children are happy to eat.
We take pride in menus that prioritize freshly prepared items, not just the frozen meals too often served.
Delivered With Care
Our friendly fleet of delivery drivers bring our food to your centers in temperature-controlled refrigerated vans.
Behind any great organization is a strong team of dedicated employees, working to serve you!
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE CACFP?
CACFP stands for Child and Adult Care Food Program. As a sponsor of the CACFP, it is Mason Meals' responsibility to ensure that our centers are feeding nutritious meals in accordance with the program's requirements. Please see the Food Programs tab for more information.
WHO CAN SIGN UP?
All for-profit and non-profit centers can apply, but the center must meet proper requirements to participate with Mason Meals. Please contact us for more information.
HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE NEEDED TO BE ELIGIBLE TO SIGN UP?
For Mason Meals to sponsor your center, we require that your center's licensed capacity be for 20 or more students, but private pay options are available for smaller centers.
ARE ALL CHILDREN ELIGIBLE For Free Meals?
A child's eligibility in the CACFP is determined by their household income. Each family at your center will be required to complete enrollment and income eligibility forms in order to participate in the program. This does not apply for At-Risk programs.
ARE YOUR MEALS DELIVERED HOT?
No. Mason Meals prepares meal components in house, then cools and packages them. The components arrive to your center cold. Centers are to store the meal components in their own refrigerators/freezers, then heat the items for their meal service. Mason Meals recommends that centers have a convection oven, toaster oven, or air fryer to heat the meals, as microwaves tend to produce a less desirable outcome for the kids.
DO YOU PROVIDE PLATES AND UTENSILS?
Yes. Under Mason Meals' sponsorship, centers receive inventory items including plates, cups, bowls, and sporks for their meal service. We also provide portioned serving spoons so that centers can be sure they are serving portions in accordance with the CACFP.
WHEN DO YOU DELIVER?
Mason Meals delivers to centers four (4) times per week. On Monday, we deliver food for Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, we deliver milk (a required component of the CACFP). On Wednesday we deliver food for Thursday and Friday. And on Friday, we deliver food for the following Monday.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW about the cacfp?
Before signing up with Mason Meals to service your daycare, it is important to understand that the CACFP is a state-administered program, and the requirements of the program must be consistently upheld at your center in order to remain in the program. Any center looking to join Mason Meals' sponsorship must be prepared to carry out the demands of the CACFP.
DO YOU PROVIDE FOOD OUTSIDE OF THE CACFP?
Mason Meals is a fully operating commercial kitchen, so we are able to take on private contracts for food service outside of the CACFP. In the past we have prepared and delivered meals to summer camps, as well as serviced a hospital while they remodeled their kitchen. If you are looking for private service not under the CACFP, please call us to see how we can help!
ARE YOU A MEALS ON WHEELS that can deliver to my parents?
We are not currently set up to deliver meals to homes. This is something we are hoping to accomplish in the future, though, so stay tuned!