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Summer Food Service Program Free Meal Policy Statement

1. The ____________________________________________ (sponsor name) announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Meals will be made available at no charge at all sites to all attending children 18 years old and younger. Sponsors of camp sites will make meals available to all children and the meals will be at no charge for income eligible attending children 18 years old and younger.

2. The sponsor assures the New York State Education Department that children are served the same meals and that there is no discrimination in the course of the food service.

3. The sponsor will announce the availability of free meals in the area from which the SFSP site(s) draws its attendance in the form of a public release for all open sites or a parent letter for all enrolled sites.

4. In addition to the above policy of service/nondiscrimination statements described above, all camp sponsors that charge separately for meals must provide written notification to the New York State Education Department and assure that it is adhering to all additional requirements stated in 225.6 (c) (ii) (4) (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) in that:
a. Eligibility standards conform to the Secretary of Agriculture’s family size and income standards for reduced price school meals;
b. Households are permitted to apply for free meals on behalf of children who are members of households receiving SNAP, FDPIR, or TANF benefits by indicating on the application for free Program meals the name(s) of the child(ren) enrolled in the Program and SNAP, FDPIR, or TANF case number(s); and the signature of an adult household member;
c. Payments will be collected from children who pay the full price of the meal in such a way that prevents overt identification of children receiving a free meal;
d. The camp will establish a hearing procedure for families wishing to appeal a denial of an application for free meals. Such hearing procedures shall meet the requirements set forth in 7 CFR Part 225.6 (c) (ii) (5);
e. If a family requests a hearing, the child(ren) shall continue to receive free meals until a decision is rendered; and
f. There will be no overt identification of free meal recipients and no discrimination against any child on the bases 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 all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information.

5. The sponsor will retain a copy of all public releases and parent letters for a minimum of three years plus the current year.

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Sponsor Name Signature of Sponsor Representative

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Sponsor LEA Code Date

This institution is an equal opportunity provider

USDA Nondiscrimination 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:, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación:

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en ingles), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de seas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en linea en: y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1)     correo: 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; o

(3)     correo electró

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.