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Richland One to Provide Free Summer Meals to Children at 25 Sites

Richland One will provide free meals to children this summer through the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to any child age 18 or younger. Children do not have to be Richland One students to receive meals.

 

From June 21 through July 29, meals will be available to children Mondays through Thursdays at 25 school sites across the district. Families have the option of having the meals served to their children at the schools or picking up the meals to take home. Breakfast will be available from 7:30 – 9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. On Thursdays, children will be given extra meals to take home to last them through the weekend.

 

During the week after the current school year ends (June 11 is the last day of the 2020-2021 school year for Richland One students) and during the weeks before the new school year begins on August 18, Richland One will continue to provide free meals. On June 14, August 2 and August 9, from 10 a.m. – noon, parents can pick up seven days’ worth of meals for their children at the following sites: Carver-Lyon Elementary, St. Andrews Middle, Eau Claire High and Lower Richland High schools.

For more information and updates, go to the district’s website (www.richlandone.org), click on the Departments tab, then click on the Nutrition Services link. Inquiries may be directed to Richland One Nutrition Services at (803) 231-6953 or via email to sfsp@richlandone.org.

 

NOTE TO MEDIA:

The USDA requires that the following non-discrimination statement accompany information about its programs:

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 mail to 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. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

 

Summer Feeding