CPCS to offer free, reduced-price meals

Posted: Monday, November 04, 2002

The Community Outreach Program of Central Peninsula Counseling Services will participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program, administered by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. Meals will be made available to enrolled clients at no separate charge without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Clients' income determines the amount of money USDA will reimburse the program to provide meals to enrolled adults. The income eligibility guidelines listed below are used to determine reimbursement. Clients from households whose monthly income is at or below these levels are eligible to be counted for free or reduced-price meal reimbursement.

Family size Reduced meals Free meals

1 $1,709 $1,201

2 $2,302 $1,618

3 $2,896 $2,035

4 $3,489 $2,452

5 $4,083 $2,869

6 $4,676 $3,286

7 $5,270 $3,703

8 $5,863 $4,120

Each additional, add $594 $418

Anyone who believes they have been discriminated against should write immediately to the USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C., 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964.

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