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Oct 27, 2009 9:04 AM by sleonard

Department outlines policy for food program

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana State Department of Education, Division of Nutrition Assistance, has announced its administration of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), in accordance with Federal Law and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy.

All participants in attendance will be offered the same meals with no physical segregation of or other discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

All participants who are recipients of Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP), USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps), USDA Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) assistance units, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits. This statement applies to centers receiving federal assistance from the CACFP.

Any member of a household who believes he or she has been discriminated against should write immediately to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5 964 (Voice and TDD). "USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

Eligibility for free or reduced meal reimbursement is based on the following income scales effective July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010.


ELIGIBLE FOR REDUCED PRICE MEALS IF INCOME IS AT OR BELOW:

Household
Size
Annual Monthly Twice Per Month Month Weekly
1 $20,036 $1,670 $835 $771 $386
2 26,955 2,247 1,124 1,037 519
3 33,874 2,823 1,412 1,303 652
4 40,793 3,400 1,700 1,569 785
5 47,712 3,976 1,988 1,836 918
6 54,631 4,553 2,277 2,102 1,051
7 61,550 5,130 2,565 2,368 1,184
8 68,469 5,706 2,853 2,634 1,317
For each add'l family member add 6,919 577 289 267 134











Meals will be provided at Institutions under contract with the Louisiana State Department of Education. For further information or participating institutions, please call 1-877-453-2721.

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