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Los Angeles Unified Offers Kids 18 and Under Free Meals This Summer

Los Angeles Unified Offers Kids 18 and Under Free Meals This Summer

To help children stay well-nourished when school is out, Los Angeles Unified is again hosting a summer meals program. Healthy breakfast and lunch meals will be provided free to youth ages 1 through 18 at nearly 550 school sites between June 22 and July 22, 2022.

Times will vary but lunch will be served between noon and 1 p.m. at most sites. The list of locations is available https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/462. For more information, check the Food Services Division website https://achieve.lausd.net/cafela or call 211.

The Summer Food Services Program is operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and governed by the California Department of Education (CDE). Due to a change in regulations, students and parents may no longer take meals offsite. Youngsters are not required to be LAUSD students, nor participate in classes or recreational activities to get free meals.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

(2) fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or (3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov.