Cameron sponsors Summer Food Service Program

Cameron University is participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Meals will be provided to all eligible children aged 18 and younger free of charge. Persons 19 years of age and over who have mental or physical disabilities (determined by a state or local education agency) and who participate during the school year in a public or private, non-profit school program (established for the mentally and physically disabled) are also eligible to receive meals. To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or non-residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Children who are part of households that receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or an AFDS assistance unit are automatically eligible to receive free meals, subject to completion of the free/reduced application form.

From May 22 to June 23, Upward Bound participant meals will be provided in the Cameron University cafeteria, located in Shepler Center at 2800 West Gore. Meals will be served Monday through Friday, as follows: Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:20 a.m.; Lunch: Noon -12:50; Supper, 5 – 6:00 p.m. Participants in Cameron’s Upward Bound program go home on Friday afternoon and return on Sunday evening. No meals are served on Saturdays or Sundays.

To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or nonresidential camp, such as Cameron’s Upward Bound program, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced priced meals in the National School Lunch Program.

Please refer to the following chart for income guidelines for reduced price meals by family size:

Guidelines to determine student eligibility for Summer Food Service Program

Annual Family Income Before Deductions

Federal Income Chart for School Year July 02 2016 – June 30, 2017

Household Size

Yearly Income

Monthly Income

1

$21,978

$1,832

2

$29,637

$2,470

3

$37,296

$3,108

4

$44,955

$3,747

5

$52,614

$4,385

6

$60,273

$5,023

7

$67,951

$5,663

8

$75,647

$6,304

Each Additional

$7,696

$642

Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write or call immediately to:

USDA

Director, Office of Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20250-9410

(800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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May 22, 2017