St. Mary’s Announces Policy for Free, Reduced-Price Meals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORFOLK, Va. (July 9, 2014) — St. Mary’s Home today announced its policy for meals served to children under the National School Lunch and/or School Breakfast Programs. A copy of this policy is on file at the Home and may be reviewed by any interested party.

This program receives some support from the federal government. Although all children receive the meals at no charge, the household size and income criteria will be used to determine the number of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals. The result of this process will determine the amount of support received from the federal government. See the Income Eligibiilty Guidelines.

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 (PDF), 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 also may write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter by mail to U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; by fax to (202) 690-7442; or by email to program.intake@usda.gov.

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).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

About St. Mary’s Home
St. Mary’s Home provides quality, specialized care within a homelike environment for Virginia children and adults with severe disabilities, so each person can achieve his or her fullest potential. Children and young adults with severe intellectual and physical disabilities live, play, go to school and receive comprehensive long- and short-term care at the private, nonprofit St. Mary’s Home. The Albero House at St. Mary’s opened in 2013 to provide care for adults over 21.

CONTACT:
Sonja Barisic
Director of Marketing Communications
St. Mary’s Home
o 757.352.2700
m 757.412.7071
sbarisic@smhdc.org

Click here to download this release.

Click here to download the Income Eligibility Guidelines.