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At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program
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Letter To Parents

The At-Risk Afterschool Meals Programs connects children with the free healthy food they need in a safe, supervised location. For many kids, this is their only opportunity to access a healthy meal after the school day ends. Afterschool meals sites offer fun learning and recreational activities so kids and teens can eat a healthy meal while staying active and being with friends.


Afterschool Meals Program Details:


·        Program will begin August 22, 2017


·         Meals are FREE to children and teens ages 18 and younger


·         Food served at afterschool meal sites follows USDA nutrition guidelines and are paid for by the USDA


·         Afterschool meals sites are Abrams Elementary (3:30 pm-4:30 pm), Hard Elementary (3:15 pm-4:15 pm), Bessemer City Middle (3:01 pm- 4:00 pm), and Bessemer City High Schools (3:30 pm- 4:30 pm) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. Bessemer City High School only will serve also on Fridays. All the locations are in the school cafeteria. Meals must be consumed at sites. No take home meals.


·         Meals are offered to not only Bessemer City School children but to all children 18 and under regardless of where they attend school.


·         Sites offer learning and recreational activities for kids of all ages so they can eat, hang out with friends and take part in activities offered


·         Parents don’t need to apply to the program or show proof of income


The Afterschool Meals Program not only saves you money, but ensures your kids are getting the healthy meals they need every day in a safe, supervised place.






Non-Discrimination Statement - January 2016 revision

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:

Non-Discrimination Statement - Spanish - January 2016 revision

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 inglés), 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, credo religioso, discapacidad, edad, creencias políticas, 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 señas 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 con discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] llamando 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 línea 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 electrónico:

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.





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