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

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

© 2017 by Karamu Inc.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

CACFP COVID-19 Updates

For Karamu Sponsored TN and KY Childcare Providers Only

Message To Our Sponsored Providers

As you are all aware, the worldwide coronavirus outbreak has significantly impacted how we all live. We trust you are each taking proper precautions to protect yourselves, your families, and the children and families that you care for.


Things are changing very quickly in all aspects of our personal and business lives - this includes the CACFP. This page is intended to provide you with the latest guidance we have regarding CACFP operations during this time of national emergency.  We've alos included links to a number of resources that we hope you will find useful


Except as noted below, all CACFP rules and regulations are in full effect. Participants should continue to conduct themselves accordingly. As DHS and KDE issue state specific CACFP waivers we will share them with you and provide additional guidance. be sure visit this site regularly for updates.


Please stay safe and prayerful as we all navigate through these very trying times.