YMCA of the Pines participating in summer meals program

The program assists certain campers at YMCA of the Pines to receive meals.

The following is a press release submitted by YMCA of the Pines.

YMCA of the Pines (Medford) will be participating in the 2020 Summer Food Service Program from June 22 through Sept. 4. The program is federally through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services. All children 18 years of age and under who are enrolled in a camp program at YMCA of the Pines — Camp Ockanickon (sleepaway camp for boys), Camp Matollionequay (sleepaway camp for girls) and Lake Stockwell Day Camp (co-ed) — will receive the same free meal in accordance with a menu approved by the state regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

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Below are the income guidelines used for determining children’s eligibility for free meals.

July 1, 2019 to June 30  Family size and gross income meals for free meals as announced by the United States Department of Agriculture:

HOUSEHOLD SIZE FREE MEALS
Annual Monthly Weekly
1 16,237 1,354 313
2 21,983 1,832 423
3 27,729 2,311 534
4 33,475 2,790 644
5 39,221 3,269 55
6 44,967 3,748 865
7 50,713 4,227 976
8 56,459 4,705 1,086
Each additional family member +5,746 +479 +11

 

Children who are part of households that receive food stamps or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TNAF) are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits at eligible program sites.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and 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.

People with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the state or local agency 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.

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