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Press Release: Free Meals for All Children

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Low Moor, VA  24457

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 9, 2020

Debra Buckner, Division Cafeteria Manager

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School Meals at No Charge for All Children

Alleghany County, VA -  Effective immediately, Alleghany County Public Schools will be serving meals at no charge to children 18 and under. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved waivers for local school divisions and other federal meal program sponsors to implement the Summer Food Service Program to provide meals to children in the community free of charge through December 31, 2020. The waivers support access to nutritious meals while minimizing exposure to COVID-19.

The new school year requires a new meal application. Although school meals will be provided free to all children, school funding depends on completed meal applications. A new meal application must be completed if you have not already been notified that your student is approved for free meals. It is important to submit a completed meal application as soon as possible.

  • Only one meal application is needed for each household.
  • Applications are available online at www.alleghany.k12.va.us

Meals are available to all children including those learning in-person or virtually and regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.  For information regarding meal distribution visit www.alleghany.k12.va.us.  Meals will be provided, on a first come, first served basis at the following times and locations:

 

Alleghany High School           (Kitchen Entrance)                  10:30am-11:30am

Callaghan Elementary            (Kitchen Entrance)                   9:00am-10:00am

CMS/Mtn. View Elementary   (Mtn. View Bus Drop Off)         9:00am-10:00am

Sharon Elementary                 (Kitchen Entrance)                    9:00am-10:00am

 

Meal service will operate by the school calendar schedule. When schools are closed for any reason, including holidays, teacher work-days, or snow days, meal service will not be provided. 

 

If you have any questions about the program, please contact your home school cafeteria.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

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)  email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.