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Staunton Works to Provide Food for Students in After-School Programs

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The program aims to make sure at-risk kids get fed The program aims to make sure at-risk kids get fed
STAUNTON, Va. (WVIR) -

A school food program in the Shenandoah Valley is working to make sure students who take part in after-school activities don't get too hungry.

On Tuesday, November 27, Staunton City Schools announced the sponsorship for the At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program.

The program gives out after-school snacks for free at Shelburne Middle School and Bessie Weller Elementary School.

The same meals will also be available to people at children and Adult Care Feeding Program locations.


Staunton City Schools Press Release:

NOVEMBER 27, 2018 - Staunton City Schools announces the sponsorship of the At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program. The same meals (afterschool snacks) will be available at no separate charge to all participants at each site.

For 2018-2019, meals (afterschool snacks) will be provided at Shelburne Middle School and Bessie Weller Elementary School. Afterschool snacks will be available to students at participating sites, free of charge and no application required.

The same meals will be available to all participants at each noted Children and Adult Care Feeding Program (CACFP) facility without regard to 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 complaint complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or 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: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov.

For further information please contact Amanda Warren at (540) 332-3920. For additional information, you may also contact the Virginia Department of Education, Office of School Nutrition Programs by calling (804) 225-2082.