Yavapai Food Council’s nonprofit Bountiful Kitchen will be partnering with camps and schools throughout the Verde Valley to serve over 6,300 free summer meals for kids through July.
Sedona AZ (June 15, 2017) – The hunger epidemic in Arizona continues to cripple over 2 million working poor residents who live at or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Arizona is ranked number 8 nationally for food insecurity and has the third highest child hunger rate nationwide. Yavapai County continues to lead the state with 1 out of 3 kids are food insecure.
Yavapai Food Council (YFC) announces the sponsorship of Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for children in partnership with Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and the USDA. Free or reduced cost breakfasts and lunches will be provided to all eligible children who meet the National School Lunch Program income guidelines. Children who are part of households that receive SNAP benefits (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), FDPIR (Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations), or TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) are automatically eligible for free summer meals. Yavapai Food Council is calling out for volunteers to help prepare, pack, delivery and serve meals through the end of July.
Acceptance and participation requirements for the Summer Food Service Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of meals service.
Meals will be provided at the sites and times listed:
West Sedona Elementary School – (meals open to all area children 18 years of age and younger):
570 Posse Grounds Rd, Sedona AZ 86336 (5/22-6/15/17 M-TH)
Breakfast: 7:30am to 8:00am Lunch: 11:30am to 12pm
Sedona Parks & Recs – (closed to students enrolled in Summer Camp):
525 Posse Grounds Rd, Sedona AZ 86336 (6/5-6/9/17 and 6/19-6/23/17, M-F)
Lunch: 11:30am – noon
American Heritage (CV) – (open to all area children 18 years of age and younger):
132 General Crook Trail, Camp Verde AZ 86322 (6/5-6/29/17, M-TH)
Breakfast: 7:40am to 8:00am Lunch: 12pm to 12:30pm
United Methodist Church Sedona – (closed to students enrolled in theater camp):
10 Indian Cliff Road, Sedona AZ 86336 (6/19-6/29/17, M-TH)
Breakfast: 9am to 9:30am Lunch: 12pm to 12:30pm
Christ Lutheran Church – (closed to children 18 years of age and younger enrolled in Bible Study):
25 Chapel Road, Sedona AZ 86336 (6/26-6/29/17, M-TH)
Lunch: 11:50am to 12:30pm
Montessori Children’s Home – (open to children 18 years of age and younger):
3580 Smith Avenue, Camp Verde, AZ 86322 (6/15-6/29/17 M-TH)
Breakfast: 8am to 8:30am Lunch: 11:30am to 12pm
Parkside Preschool & Childcare Center – (closed to children 18 years of age and younger enrolled in summer program):
401 Camp Lincoln Road, Camp Verde AZ 86322 (6/19-8/4/17, M-F)
Breakfast: 8am to 8:30am Lunch: 11am to 12pm
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 other than English. To file a 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: mail: US Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410; fax (202) 690-7442; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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