The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Program provides reimbursements for healthy meals and snacks served to children enrolled in childcare. Participation in the USDA program is not optional for families enrolled at Moss Street.
To comply with USDA requirements, all families are asked to complete a confidential income statement, which will be used to determine if your child qualifies for free or reduced meal prices. This form is voluntary. If you choose not to submit a confidential income statement, you will be charged the full price for any meals served.
As a participant in the USDA Food Program, Moss Street will make meals available to enrolled children without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Family members do not have to be US citizens for children to qualify for meal benefits at Moss Street.
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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer 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:
- Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights; 1400 Independence Avenue SW; Washington, DC 20250-9410;
- Fax: 202-690-7442; or
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.