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Summer meal program available

 


Once again this summer, the Odessa School District is offering free meals for all children in the area.

The Simplified Summer Food Program for Children will provide meals at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices and employees and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or in reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-#)27) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1. Mail: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

2. Fax: 202-690-7442 or

3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov

The meals will be served at the Odessa school cafeteria Mondays through Thursdays (but not on July 4), with breakfast served between 8 and 9 a.m. and lunch between 11:30 and 12:30.

Those with questions about the program may call Nancy Glines at 982-2668.

 

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