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561-350-5705weekesk@fau.edu

 

FAU Organizes 16th Annual Summer Food Service Program

 

BOCA RATON,  Fla. (June 17, 2015) – Florida Atlantic University’s Weppner Center for Service-Learning & Civic Responsibility is currently preparing for its annual Summer Food Service Program. The program is 100 percent funded by a grant from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and provides meals for two summer camps in the Boca Raton and Boynton Beach areas during the months of June, July and August.

Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. Children 18 years of age and younger who qualify for a free or reduced-price breakfast or lunch during the regular school year and children who are members of a household receiving food stamps or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals. To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or non-residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program. The income guidelines for reduced-price meals by family size are listed on the next page.  Each child must submit an Income Eligibility Application.

The following enrolled site will be participating this year in the Summer Food Service Program: [see attachment].

            For more information, contact Nori Carter at 561-297-3607 or ncarte10@fau.edu.

In accordance with Federal law, and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis 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 if all or part of 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.)

            To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at 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 program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

FOR REDUCED-PRICE MEALS 

Effective from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 

REDUCED-PRICE MEAL SCALE

Household

Size

Annual

Monthly

Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

1

21,590

1,800

900

831

416

2

29,101

2,426

1,213

1,120

560

3

36,612

3,051

1,526

1,409

705

4

44,123

3,677

1,839

1,698

849

5

51,634

4,303

2,152

1,986

993

6

59,145

4,929

2,465

2,275

1,138

7

66,656

5,555

2,778

2,564

1,282

8

74,167

6,181

3,091

2,853

1,427

For each additional family member, add

 

+ 7,511

+ 626

+ 313

+ 289

+ 145

 

To determine monthly income:
If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross income by 52.
If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply the total gross income by 26.
If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross income by 24.
If you receive the income monthly, multiply the total gross income by 12. 

Remember:  The total income before taxes, social security, health benefits, union dues or other deductions must be reported.

 

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About Florida Atlantic University: 
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of critical areas that form the basis of its strategic plan: Healthy aging, biotech, coastal and marine issues, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, informatics, lifespan and the environment. These areas provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

 
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