Allamakee Community School District now offering free meals until end of the school year through USDA waiver

The United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued nationwide waivers which allow school districts and community organizations to extend the operation of the Summer Food Service Program throughout the current school year.

Allamakee Community School District is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program during this time, which will allow for a safe and streamlined service of nutritious meals. Meals will be provided to all enrolled students without charge.

Free meals are being provided to all enrolled students at Waukon High School, Waukon Middle School, East Elementary School and West Elementary School during regular meal service times. The serving of those free meals began October 14 and will continue through May 25, 2021, or until the last day of school.

Remote Learner Option
Families who have opted for remote learning will have the option of picking up Grab N’ Go meals for their students. Parents can pick up their student’s lunches and breakfasts for the week each Monday. Call or send an email to Michelle Kiel, 563-568-3409, extension 6 or mkiel@allamakee.k12.ia.us, with the names of the students and to schedule when meals will begin to be picked up.

Meal pick-up will be from 8:30-9 a.m. at the Waukon Middle School kitchen back door on the east side of the Middle School building. This is one door just south of the summer pick-up location. The school district is willing to work with families if they need an alternate pick-up day or time. Only the student or a parent/guardian may pick up meals.

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 https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Compla..., 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 completed forms or letters 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.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement
It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9. Anyone who may have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider is asked to contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office building, 400 E. 14th Street Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; website: https://icrc.iowa.gov/.
 

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