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CN COVID-19 Non-congregate Feeding Nationwide Waiver

Nationwide Waiver to Allow Non-congregate Feeding in the Child Nutrition Programs

Pursuant to the COVID–19 Child Nutrition Response Act (the Act) (H.R. 6201, Title II), and>based on the exceptional circumstances of this public health emergency, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is establishing a nationwide waiver to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19). This waiver applies to the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program (the Child Nutrition Programs).
Section 2202(a) and (b) of the Act permits the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a waiver for all States for the purposes of providing meals under the Child Nutrition Programs, with appropriate safety measures, as determined by the Secretary.
Under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act at 42 U.S.C. 1753(b)(1)(A) and 42 U.S.C. 1761(a)(1)(D), and Program regulations at 7 CFR 225.6(e)(15) and 7 CFR 226.19(b)(6)(iii), Child Nutrition Program meals must be served in a congregate setting and must be consumed by participants on site. However, FNS recognizes that in this public health emergency, waiving the congregate meal requirements is vital to ensure appropriate safety measures for the purpose of providing meals and meal supplements.
Therefore, FNS waives, for all States, those requirements at 42 U.S.C. 1753(b)(1)(A), 42 U.S.C. 1761(a)(1)(D), and 7 CFR 225.6(e)(15), to serve meals through the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Summer Food Service Program in a congregate setting. FNS also waives, for all States, requirements at 7 CFR 226.19(b)(6)(iii), to serve meals through the Child and Adult Care Food Program in a congregate setting.
This waiver is effective immediately, and remains in effect through June 30, 2020, or upon expiration of the federally declared public health emergency, whichever is earlier.
Consistent with section 2202(a)(2) of the Act, this waiver applies automatically to all States that elect to use it, without further application. State agencies must inform their Regional Office if they elect to be subject to the waiver. State agencies should inform local Program operators of the flexibilities provided by this waiver as quickly as possible, and work in partnership with local operators to provide meals to all participants in a safe and accessible manner.
As required by section 2202(d), each State that elects to be subject to this waiver must submit a report to the Secretary not later than 1 year after the date such State received the waiver. The report must include:
  • A summary of the use of this waiver by the State agency and local Program operators, and
  • A description of whether and how this waiver resulted in improved services to Program participants.
FNS stands ready to provide assistance to areas impacted by the coronavirus and intends to continue supporting access to nutritious meals during this public health emergency.
FNS appreciates the exceptional effort of State agencies and local Program operators working to meet the nutritional needs of participants during a challenging time. State agencies should direct questions to the appropriate FNS Regional Office.
Sincerely,
Angela M. Kline
Director
Policy and Program Development Division

03/20/2020

 

As of 03/23/2020 Angels Ccfp is still operating normally, you may call us during  normal business hours with any questions or concerns


                                      What are we?

The Child and Adult Care Food Program(CACFP, or Food Program) is a little known federal program administered by the USDA designed to ensure that children in care in America get the best possible nutrition, to help them grow up strong and healthy and to help establish healthy eating habits for life.”It takes a Village to raise a child…
We are happy to be a part of your Village!”
What are we?

It is small by federal standards (about $2 billion annually), so it is one of the least known federal programs. But it is responsible on a daily basis for ensuring that over 2.9 million children (and 86,00 elderly Americans) are given the nutrition they need to stay healthy.

For the hard working women and men who operate their child care businesses, working to care for America’s next generation, the Child and Adult Care Food Program not only helps cover the cost of food they offer to the children in their care, but also provides training so they make the best nutrition choices when feeding those children.

Benefits offered by Angels Child Care Food Program

– Local, caring, experienced Monitors

– Free nutrition and educational workshops

– Cookbooks and nutrition materials

– Free(easy)Claim forms

– internet claiming – www.minutemenu.com

– Knowledgeable Nutrition Education

– And much, much more

 

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. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  

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.govicomplaint_filinq_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:

  • mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;