The Child Care Provider's Choice

Karamu is a Tennessee based non-profit public benefit corporation and a proud sponsor of the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). We are also a staunch advocate of child care provider causes nation wide.

Karamu offers a variety of USDA Child Nutrition Programs to enable both child care and adult care facilities to provide free nutritious meals to the families they serve.

Please feel free to browse the library of resources we've assembled  to assist child care providers in managing their child nutrition programs and in providing high quality childcare services. Be sure to check out our News page for even more information.

Karamu Nutrition Program Announces Sponsorship of The USDA's Child And Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Program. (SFSP)


The Karamu Nutrition Program (KNP) is the largest and one of the fastest growing non-profit food program sponsors in Tennessee. Karamu’s founder and Executive Director, Dr. Vera Corley-Sims, is a retired childcare provider and a nationally known advocate for provider and children’s causes.


Karamu is a provider friendly organization which has built a strong reputation of treating its providers with respect and courtesy; Dr. Vera will have it no other way!


Karamu’s mission is to provide a variety of services for childcare providers. However, our core service is CACFP sponsorship. In fact, Dr. Vera originally founded Karamu to serve as a CACFP sponsor.

Karamu Nutrition Program Inc.

2670 Union Ave Ext

Suite 900

Memphis, TN 38112


phone: 901.327.8401 

e-mail: karamu@karamu.org

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Karamu - The Provider's Choice

Karamu Is A Proud Member Of (Or Contributor To) The Following National Organizations:


Karamu Nutrition Program, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.