Schools or families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:
· Call 211
· Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre
· Text “MEALPA” to 877877 during the summer months
· Visit the website: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks (note, this replaces the whyhunger.org website)
· Use the site locator for smartphones - Rangeapp.orgLink to Free and Reduce Meal Application Site
What Is A Breakfast?
All school breakfast meals are made up of 4 components:
Meat/Meat Alternate (ex: eggs, pork, cheese, beef, poultry, etc.)
Bread (ex: cereal, toast, doughnuts, muffins, bagels, pancakes, waffles, pizza crusts, etc.)
Juice/Fruit/Vegetable (ex: apples, oranges, pears, grapes, peaches, applesauce, all 100% fruit juice, etc.)
Milk (ex: Fat Free, Fat Free chocolate, & 1%)
You must take at least 3 of these items for your meal to be considered a complete breakfast, but you may take all 4 items listed. If you receive reduced price or free meals, you must take at least 3 of the 4 items to get that meal at the reduced or free price. Taking only 1 or 2 of the meal components will result in being charged the ala carte prices for those items.
What Is A Lunch? All school lunch meals are made up of 5 components:
Meat/Meat Alternate (ex: beef, pork, poultry, fish, cheese, eggs, etc.)
Bread (ex: dinner rolls, bread sticks, hamburger rolls, sub rolls, pizza crusts, etc.)
Vegetable (ex: garden salad, corn, potatoes, green beans, peas, carrots, etc.)
Fruit (ex: apples, oranges, pears, grapes, pineapples, peaches, applesauce, etc.)
Milk (ex: Fat Free, Fat Free chocolate, & 1%)
You must take at least 2 of these items plus a fruit or vegetable for your meal to be considered a complete lunch, but you may take all 5 items listed. If you receive reduced price or free lunch, you must take at least 3 of the 5 items to get that meal at the reduced or free price. Taking only 1 or 2 of the meal components will result in being charged the ala carte price for those items.
Remember – you must have a serving of fruit or vegetable on your tray for your meal to be considered a complete lunch.
The Punxsutawney Area School District understands that complaints regarding a civil rights violation within the FNS School Meals Program cannot be resolved at a local level.
If and when the Punxsutawney Area School District receives a complaint regarding a civil rights violation within the FNS School Meals Program, the complaint will be transcribed and turned over to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Food and Nutrition Division, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126, Phone 717-783-6788.
Or, the complaint will be turned over to USDA at 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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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) E-mail: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found on line at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339; (800)877-8339; or(800)845-6136(Spanish). For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800)221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/contact_info/hotlines.htm.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.