SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City’s Youth and Family Division is sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program that will provide free meals to eligible children.
Any child in the YouthCity summer programs who qualifies according to the USDA’s family size and income standards for free or reduced price meals, or who are members of Food Stamp, Federal Employee Program (FEP) or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) households are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits at program sites. The chart included is the Secretary of Agriculture’s family size and income standards for reduced price meals.
“We are pleased to announce this program in Salt Lake City at this difficult time when many local children are having trouble accessing nutritious meals,” said Kim Thomas, Salt Lake City’s Youth & Family Services Director. “Providing nutritious meals will have a positive, lasting impact on these children as they develop healthy eating habits that will continue into adulthood.”
Meals will be served Monday through Friday through August 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the following site(s):
Sorenson Center – 1383 S. 900 W.
Utah State Fairpark – 155 N. 1000 W.
Youth and Family Office – 210 E. 600 S.
YouthCity at Liberty Park – Liberty Park North Shelter
YouthCity at Fairmont Park – 1040 E. Sugarmont Dr.
YouthCity at Ottinger Hall – 233 N. Canyon Rd.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, employees and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For more information about the Summer Food Service Program, visit https://www.slc.gov/youthandfamily/.
About Salt Lake City’s Youth and Family Services
Salt Lake City’s Youth and Family Services fosters positive youth development by offering out of school opportunities for youth and teens ages 5-19. Program participants engage in innovative and enriching activities that enhance their knowledge of art, education, technology, and nutrition. Youth and Family Services also manages the Sorenson Community Campus in the Glendale neighborhood which houses a fitness center, technology center, black box theater, art galleries, swimming pool, drop-in childcare, and classrooms for youth and adult programs. All programs and events are held in Salt Lake City. For more information visit https://www.slc.gov/youthandfamily/Tags: Free meals, Kim Thomas, Salt Lake City’s Youth & Family Services Director, Summer Meal Program, USDA, Youth and Family Division