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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Afterschool Meals Program, call (904) 255-4423.