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Summer Food Program Extended in Gwinn September 17, 2020


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Summer Food Program Extended in Gwinn September 17, 2020

Gwinn Area Community Schools is excited to announce that the Summer Food Service Program for children has been extended! Free meals will be available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency. The meals will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, and there will be no discrimination during the meal service.

Meals can be ordered by using the google form on the District’s website (www.gwinnschools.org).

For our online learners and families with qualifying children not in school, meals will be available for pickup at KI Sawyer Elementary School and Gwinn/Middle High School between 11:30 am – 12:30 pm on Monday and Thursday. Monday’s pickup will include meals for Monday-Thursday and Thursday’s pickup will include meals for the weekend.

Our in school learners will be provided free meals at school each day and can order weekend meals to take home each Thursday.

For questions regarding this program, please contact Food Service Director, Barbie Ward-Thomas, at (906) 346-0313 (phone) or barbie.ward@gwinnschools.org (email).

Non-discrimination statement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administrating 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 us by: mail: US Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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