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Niagara County Youth Bureau Announces Summer Food Service Program

Author: Kevin Schuler/Wednesday, June 17, 2020/Categories: General,

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The Niagara County Youth Bureau is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and is pleased to announce the open program site locations for 2020.

This program ensures that youth who are economically disadvantaged continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation.  The meals provided are comparable to the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs given through districts during the school year. 

The Summer Food Service Program is a federally-funded program that provides free meals to all children at approved SFSP sites.  Sites are located within areas that have significant concentrations of low-income youth.  Free meals are provided to children age 18 and under.  Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service.

             "The Niagara County Youth Bureau has continuously worked to fill the needs in the community by providing the annual Summer Food Service Program. Providing free and nutritious meals through this program helps the youth of our county remain healthy throughout the summer months", said Ben Bunker, Youth Bureau Director.

Free meals will be served Monday thru Friday at the following sites in Niagara County, with most sites beginning on July 6th.

North Tonawanda

Payne Park

Wheatfield

West Street Elementary School

Colonial Village Elementary School

Tuscarora Indian Elementary School

The Lockport and Niagara Falls School Districts will be providing meals to their communities for Summer 2020, in continuation of their COVID-19 distribution plans. Information for these plans can be found on each district’s website.

            Free meals will also be served at the following locations in Erie County:

Kenmore/Tonawanda

Sheridan Parkside Community Center, Lincoln Park

 

Contact Benjamin Bunker or Rodney Alaimo for further information, including specific dates and times of site operation at 278-6873.

 

*Additional sites may be added throughout summer.

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“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 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-3027) 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. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

 

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

 

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

 

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