Summer Food Rocks! Information page

CalKidz' target population is located in areas of low income based on local school data amounts of regular year free and reduced meals. To qualify as a feeding site, the location must be in an area that has 50% or greater children qualifying for regular year free and reduced meals. CalKidz also targets sites that have a predominant number of state-qualified migrant students whom automatically qualify for free and reduced meals during the regular year. CalKidz is looking into expansion into native trust lands as another targeted population to help those most in need. All three targets are low-income areas where food insecurity is high and the majority of the sites reside in rural areas where opportunities for social programs are scarce. Our open food sites are available for all children 18 years and under. CalKidz does not require families to provide income information, register, or complete other paperwork for open feeding sites. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability, and there is no discrimination in the meal service.

FREE Meals for Children
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Program sponsored by:

Butte County Office of Education CalKidz - Summer Food Program

All children are welcome during posted serving times. No pre-registration or documentation required. All meals must be eaten on site.

Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children:

“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: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint-resolution 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.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”