Bid Opportunities

Child & Adult Food Program (CACFP) 

Sheltering Arms is accepting Invitation for sealed bids for individual food and non-food components in accordance with Bright from the Start, Child and Adult Care Food Program for all 13 centers located in Cobb, Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett and Douglas counties.  Sheltering Arms serves breakfast, lunch and a PM snack Monday thru Friday for 2000 children and 300 adults throughout the 13 centers.  The Child and Adult Care Food Program ensures children and adults in Georgia have access to nutritious meals for Georgia’s most vulnerable citizens while in child care and adult facilities throughout the year. 

For additional information and specifications, please contact Veronica Moore, Director of Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing at 404.523.2767 or

Sealed bids must be received at The Sheltering Arms Administrative Office, 385 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, Atlanta, GA  30313 by 5:00 pm Wednesday, November 30, 2022 and must be clearly marked “Sheltering Arms Food Bid” on the outside of the sealed bid.  Veronica Moore, Director of Health, Nutrition and Wellbeing will receive all sealed bids.  Bids will be opened on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. in the Conference Room of the Sheltering Arms Administrative Offices.  Bids received after the deadline will not be considered.  Bids received shall be good for a period of one hundred twenty (120) days from the opening of the bid. 

Sheltering Arms reserves the right to reject any and all bids.  Sheltering Arms also reserve the right to waive any informality or technicalities relative to any or all bids or proposals and to request any additional information or clarification deem for evaluation of any bid or proposal. 

Once contract is awarded it will remain in effect for one (1) year beginning December 30, 2022 to December 31, 2023. This contract may be renewal for three (3) renewal periods.  The award of the contract will be made upon the approval/ratification by Sheltering Arms officials and Bright from the Start.  

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (i.e. Braille, large print, audiotape & American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at 202.720.2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800.877.8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling 866.632.9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.

The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by mail to: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or fax: 833.256.1665 or 202.690. 7442 or email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.