Steps To Excellence Food and Nutrition Program is a private non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child hunger, actively supporting child care providers, and improving children’s nutritional health. We are a sponsor for the Federal Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP) which funds STE’s initiative to support eligible child care homes and day care centers in Texas.


To prevent child hunger, actively support child care providers, and improve children’s nutritional health.


We are a sponsor for the Federal Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP) which funds STE’s initiative to support eligible child care homes and centers in Texas. Through CACFP we provide financial assistance to eligible child care homes, child care centers, adult day care facilities, after-school programs, and homeless shelters for nutritious meals. In addition to providing funding for numerous meals each day in the organization’s   service area, STE helps child care homes and centers remain compliant with federal regulations required for CACFP funding eligibility; this assistance requires maintaining up-to-date regulatory practices and preparing for compliance audits. Ensuring providers are within compliance is one of STE’s greatest responsibilities and consumes the bulk of our resources. We ensure that your organization has all the tools you need to be successful!


To identify and help solve unmet childhood hunger needs in our communities. To operate an effective and efficient program beneficial to everyone we serve. To ensure that children enrolled in the Child and Adult Care Food Program under our sponsorship receive nutritious meals in a clean, safe and pleasant environment. To provide nutrition education, CACFP funding, and a professional staff to monitor compliance and give support to our Childcare Providers. To be conscientious stewards of the federal funds we administer. To be conscientious stewards of any donated funds or services.

 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employement activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632.9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.



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Shantell Washington