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Niagara County Youth Bureau accepting applications for prospective sites for Summer Food Service Program


Tue, Apr 9th 2024 10:05 am

Courtesy of the Public Information Office

The Niagara County Youth Bureau will return as a sponsor for the 2024 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This program ensures that children who are economically disadvantaged continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation. Meals are comparable to the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs (NSBP and NSLP, respectively) throughout the school year.

The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded program (funded by USDA and administered by the New York State Education Department) that provides free meals to all children at approved SFSP sites. Meals (including breakfast and/or lunch) are provided to children ages 18 and under.

Applications are now being accepted from prospective Summer Food Service Program sites. Approved sites will receive meals during the program, which plans to run from July 1 to Aug. 23. Site requests are individualized, including meals needed and program dates.

If your organization, summer day camp or youth program is interested in serving as a SFSP site, please contact Youth Bureau Director Benjamin Bunker at 716-278-6872 for more information. Deadline for site applications is Friday, May 3.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees and applicants for employment 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 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.)

If you wish to file a civil rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA program discrimination form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call 866-632-9992 to request a 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 at 202-690-7442; or email at [email protected].

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 (Spanish).

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