Free summer meals available for local youngsters

Henry County School Nutrition is participating in the Summer Food Service Program to offer free meals to local youth.      

Groups who are hosting students/children during the summer months for any type of activities, (day camps, Vacation Bible Schools, tutoring, etc.), can receive free meals or snacks to give to the children who come to their site. 

Acceptance and participation requirements for these programs are the same regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the meal service.  

To get more information, or to set up a site to receive meals, call 276-638-1159 and ask about the Summer Food Service Program.  

Meals will be provided on a first come, first-served basis at sites listed on the Henry County Schools website at: henry.k12.va.us. All open sites will be closed for the week before July 4 and Monday July 5. (June 28-July 5, 2021).

Meals also will be provided at closed, enrolled sites through the Summer Food Service Program. (Some meals may not be provided for June 28 – July 5, 2021). 

Acceptance and participation requirements for these programs are the same regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in the meal service.  

Meals will be provided at the sites listed on the “Summer Meal Program” link under HCPS CLOSED ENROLLED FEEDING SITES.

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.), may 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: 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:

(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: program.intake@usda.gov.

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