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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.

NEWS

October 11, 2019

All rates shown are effective until June 30th, 2020 and are subject to change on July 1st, 2020.  The meal reimbursement rates are defined by the USDA and are the same for all CACFP sponsors. 

October 11, 2019

All rates shown are effective until June 30th, 2020 and are subject to change on July 1st, 2020.  The meal reimbursement rates are defined by the USDA and are the same for all CACFP sponsors. 

October 9, 2019

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that comes on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday kicks off the season of charitable giving when many focus on their holiday and end of year giving.  Since...

March 18, 2018

The USDA recently shared some very important tips for food safety in the refrigerator and pantry. The USDA states "the refrigerator and pantry are where most people store their food. But these storage areas may also be one of the less frequently cleaned places in your...

January 16, 2018

What is a CN Label?  A product label containing a statement clearly identifying the contribution (portion size, food group) that a purchased food product makes towards meeting the meal pattern requirements. Certain foods require a CN label in order to be claimed for re...

January 14, 2018

When serving Homemade Combination Foods as a meat/meat alternate you must have recipes that show each food item in the dish, the amount of ingredients for each food item, and the number of children the recipe serves. Homemade combination foods are single dishes that co...

November 1, 2017

Please view our calendar for monthly deadlines, Karamu office closures, training events, and other information

September 1, 2017

When you spend as much time with children as child-care providers do, it's easy to develop strong feelings for them. But keep those feelings under control. "You may love the kids and the parents, but you need to keep a professional distance," says Janet Hale, owner of...

September 1, 2017

Oodles of Noodles


Ingredients

2¾ cups Penne pasta, whole-wheat, dry (11 oz)

1 ½ Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil

2 ¼ cups Fresh grape tomatoes, halved

1 ½ tsp Dried basil

¾ tsp Sea salt

¼ tsp Ground black pepper

1 Tbsp Fresh garlic, minced

3 Tbsp Whole-wheat flour

2 L cups Low-sodiu...

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