KHA’S AFTERSCHOOL MEALS PROGRAM TO PROVIDE MEALS TO 2500+ KIDS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. November 23, 2020 –

Kids Hope Alliance (KHA), the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Florida Department of Health/Bureau of Child Nutrition Programs partner to provide approximately 2,500 children with free nutritious snacks and supper meals during after-school hours at the 34 locations listed below. In addition, one new site–– PACE Center for Girls JAX, 2933 University Blvd. N. 32211 effective Tuesday, December 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021.

According to the USDA, proper nutrition during early childhood has a significant effect on brain development, learning ability and health. Meal pattern requirements established by the USDA are designed to ensure that meals and snacks provided to children under these programs include the types and amounts of food required to meet children’s daily energy and nutrient needs.

 

Below is the full list of locations participating in the Afterschool Meals Program:

 

33rd Street Police Athletic League                                 2165 West 33rd. St. 32209

America’s Little Leaders                                                1527 Gandy St. 32208

Balis Community Center                                                1513 LaSalle St.  32207

Clanzel T. Brown Community Center                             4545 Moncrief Rd.  32209

Cornerstone Day School                                               9039 Beach Blvd. 32216

Dinsmore Community Center                                         7126 Civic Club Dr. 32219

Don’t Miss A Beat at Edith Brown Ford                          2839 W. Beaver St. 32254

East Side Police Athletic League                                   1050 Franklin St. 32206

Emmett Reed Community Center                                   1093 W. 6th St. 32206

Henry T. Jones Community Center                                3856 Grant Rd. 32207

Global Outreach Charter Academy                                8985 Lone Star Rd. 32211

Johnnie Walker Community Center                                2500 W. 20th St. 32209

Julian Barrs Community Center                                     10151 Crystal Springs Rd. 32221

Legends Community Center                                          5130 Soutel Dr. 32208

MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation                             1096 West 6th St. 32209

Mallison Park Police Athletic League                             441 Day Ave. 32254

Mary Lena Gibbs Community Center                             6974 Wilson Blvd., 32210

Mitchell Community Center                                           1010 Acorn St. 32209

Monument Police Athletic League                                  3450 Monument Rd. 32225

NFL YET Boys & Girls Club                                          555 W. 25th St. 32206

River City Science Academy Elementary                       7450 Beach Blvd. 32216

River City Science Academy Innovations                       8313 Baycenter Rd. 32256

River City Science Academy Middle/High                      7565 Beach Blvd. 32216

Sanctuary on 8th Street                                                 120 Eight Street E 32206

THD 24 Hr. Christian Learning Center                           5013 Broadway Ave. 32254

The Boys & Girls Club at Southwind Villas                     8711 Newton Rd. Bldg. 14 32216

The Bridge Boys & Girls Club                                        1824 Pearl St. 32206

The Carpenter’s Shop                                                   1601 University Blvd. 32211

Victory Pointe Boys & Girls Clubs                                 6750 Ramona Blvd.32205

Vision of Excellence at McGirts Creek                           8435 118th St. 32244

Wayman Academy of the Arts                                       1176 Labelle St. 32205

Westside Community Center                                         1061 Line St. 32209

Woodland Acres Boys and Girls Clubs                           191 Pecan St. 32211

YMCA Team Up @ Jacksonville Classical Academy      2043 Forest St. 32204

 

The meals are provided through the Child Care Food Program (CCFP), a USDA-funded program. To qualify as a site through the CCFP program, 50 percent or more of the children attending the school must be on the free or reduced lunch program and the after-school program must include both academic and enrichment components.

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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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 your completed form or letter 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.

To learn more about the Afterschool Meals Program, call (904) 255-4423.