On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger charged 48 people with defrauding the federal government of more than $250 million through dubious child nutrition programs. At the center of the alleged scheme is the now defunct Feeding our Future, a nonprofit organization that was the program sponsor to many enrolled feeding sites throughout Minnesota. (Read more details on the case here.)
We want to make it abundantly clear that CKC Good Food has never had any dealings with Feeding our Future or the other businesses and individuals named in indictments.
CKC Good Food has worked within state and federal regulations for child nutrition programs for 30 years. We pride ourselves on following the guidelines to a T and helping our clients do the same. While we are not counting daily meal participation and filing reimbursement claims on behalf of our clients, we must comply with nutritional guidelines, offer vs. serve, HACCP procedures and many more requirements. Clients often ask us about best practices in nearly every facet of child nutrition programs based on our experience and communications with MDE. We regularly monitor our clients’ processes and procedures to ensure compliance with regulations.
We are proud to support our clients in making their federally compliant food service programs the best they can be.
CKC Good Food and our client Youthprise teamed up to help local television stations highlight a child nutrition sponsor operating according to government regulations and provide more context around child nutrition programs. Both KSTP-TV and WCCO-TV recorded interviews with Marcus Pope, Youthprise President, and Christa DeBoer, Youthprise Nutrition Director, at CKC Good Food on Wednesday, September 21. Thanks to our team for graciously accepting the cameras into the kitchen!