To provide youth with healthy foods and improve young lives affected by poverty.
AOC is a 501 (c) (3) youth non-profit organization who are proud partners with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA).
AOC youth and nutrition services provide services in multiple North Texas counties in the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth, including counties in San Antonio and Kerrville, TX and other counties in rural areas. Our services include all aspects of the CACFP; training, software program, technical assistance, reimbursement, reward programs, free child care training, at-risk enrichment programs, and program assistance apart from the CACFP.
The Texas Department of Agricultural uses non-profit organizations called "Sponsors" to work directly with organized child care programs. The Child
Adult Care Food Program is a federal program supported by your tax dollars.
The program was created by congress in 1968 in response to the great need to providing healthy nutritious meals to children of working parents. The program
is funded and administrative by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Meet the Executive Staff
Raychelle Meyers is the President & CEO of Apples & Oranges Corp. She have over 25 years of experience in Early Childhood Development and 15 years in managing the CACFP Child Nutrition Program. She's a phenomenal speaker, best-selling author, and business mentor for young ladies across the globe. She holds a Associates Degree in Child Development and is passionate about empowering young women to live their best lives. Raychelle's been featured on national radio shows and major magazines across the nation, including internationally in China, Ireland, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. Raychelle is also a Hollywood Film Producer of The Soul of Success: The Jack Canfield Story. She's been featured in Forbes Magazine and Seen on ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox News. To learn about Raychelle's visit www.raychellemeyers.com
Ulysses Meyers is the Vice-President Apples & Oranges Corp with over 17 years in Management and Human Resource experience, including 8 years experience in CACFP Child Nutrition Program. Ulysses holds a bachelor's degree
in Technical Management with Concentration in Security Management, he's a Veteran of United States Marine Corps and spends his spare time mentoring high school teens and young adults. Ulysses is a member of the Prince Hall Freemason and Shiners, volunteering at local charitable events for the purpose of enriching communities. Ulysses Meyers is also a certified life coach, motivational speaker, youth mentor, and education advocate.
Shanna Sharik is the DFW Nutrition Monitor. She's been working with Apples & Oranges Corp for 5 years. She's passion about children and education. Shanna has over 20 years experience in early childhood education. Shanna holds an Associates of Arts degree in Education from Tarrant County College. She's a paraprofessional finishing her bachelor’s degree from WGU of Texas. Shanna is also a special education teacher for FWISD. She's one of the youth coordinators at Kingdom Manifesters Church, as well as the Community Outreach Coordinator. She currently oversee the mobile food pantry every third Saturday at KMC, and quarterly oversee the community clothing drive. Shanna is ESL Certified to teach refugees in the community how to speak, read and write in English. Where there's a need Shanna is always willing to step in and serve her community.
Kim Nguyen is the South-Central Texas Nutrition Monitor for Apples & Oranges Corp in San Antonio Texas. Kim loves to cook and share her dishes with others. She's a graduate from UTSA and currently sharing her love for math and chemistry to tutor students of all ages. Kim's goals include doing research in the solar energy field. She credit her family and friends for supporting her goals and helping her on her journey of having a successful career in medicine and research.
Meet The Apples & Oranges Team
DFW Nutrition Monitor
Why Choose AOC?
Over 25 years experience
Excellent Customer Service
Help clients build a successful business- A-1 Success
Reward Program- Incentives rewarded for clients doing superior work
Referral Program- Receive $75 when your referral enroll with AOC
Free electronic filing via Minute Menu (easy monthly claim submission)
Free child care training hours for all sponsored sites
Free consulting services for clients
Excellent Client Communication- You can always reach us
Jammie's for Kidz - Pajama's for homeless & less fortunate kids
Beyond The Poverty Lines- Homeless kids receive vouchers - Social Program
Youth Entrepreneur Program - Grooming the next Generation
Mobile Notary Services
Available to speak at live events - Public Schools, Colleges, and Youth Events
Annual Conference, Training, & Lunch for all Sponsored Sites
24-Hour Message & Text Line- Guaranteed Response 24 hours or less
Fast reimbursement payment on time
Free direct deposit into your checking or savings account
There are never any extra fees
We take on all CACFP financial responsibility