Pathfinder Kids Kampus Announces Criteria for Reduced Lunches for Child and Adult Care Food Program

Pathfinder Kids Kampus Chef Boing Boing Image

Pathfinder Kids Kampus, “A Caring Place to Go and Grow!” announced today their sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals at no separate charge. Free and reduced-price meals will be provided to participants meeting the approved eligibility criteria. Meals are available to all enrolled participants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability at the following site: Pathfinder Kids Kampus, 435 Campus Street, Huntington, IN 46750.

Listed below are the USDA Income Eligibility Guidelines which are effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014. To be eligible income must be at or below the following:

 

 

Household

Size

Reduced-Price Meals – 185%

 

Annual Monthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly
1

21,257

1,772

886

818

409

2

28,694

2,392

1,196

1,104

552

3

36,131

3,011

1,506

1,390

695

4

43,568

3,631

1,816

1,676

838

5

51,005

4,251

2,126

1,962

981

6

58,442

4,871

2,436

2,248

1,124

7

65,879

5,490

2,745

2,534

1,267

8

73,316

6,110

3,055

2,820

1,410

For each add’l family member, add

 

 

7,437

 

 

620

 

 

310

 

 

287

 

 

 

144

Free Meals – 130%

Annual Monthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly

14,937

1,245

623

575

288

20,163

1,681

841

776

388

25,389

2,116

1,058

977

489

30,615

2,552

1,276

1,178

589

35,841

2,987

1,494

1,379

690

41,067

3,423

1,712

1,580

790

46,293

3,858

1,929

1,781

891

51,519

4,294

2,147

1,982

991

 

 

5,226

 

 

436

 

 

218

 

 

 

201

 

 

101

Children who are members of households that receive TANF or food stamp benefits, are Head Start Participants, or are Foster children are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits. This program, administered by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Indiana Department of Education, Division of School and Community Nutrition Programs gives financial assistance to child care centers so that nutritious meals can be integrated with nonresidential child care services for children.

The goal of the program is to improve the diets of young children and increase the opportunity for children to eat a variety of nutritious foods.  The meals and snacks served meet standards established by the United States Department of Agriculture for the Child and Adult Care Food Program. For further information contact: Pathfinder Kids Kampus at 435 Campus Street, Huntington, Indiana 46750 or (260) 356-0123.
(Over)

Pathfinder Kids Kampus, Huntington, offers child care and preschool services to children from infancy to age 12.  Pathfinder Kids Kampus is a Paths to QUALITY Provider, offers Early Head Start programming and is the only licensed child care center in Huntington County.  Pathfinder Kids Kampus can be found on the web at http://www.kidskampus.org/ and is a division of Pathfinder Services, a not-for-profit human services organization based in Huntington.
Editors: For more information, contact Jessica Miller at (260) 356-0500 ext. 3146 or via email at [email protected].

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 Complaint 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 the 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 (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).

For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/contact_info/hotlines.htm

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.