Community Action of Northeast Indiana d/b/a Brightpoint today announced sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals at no separate charge. Free and reduced-price meals will be provided to participants meeting the approved eligibility criteria. Meals are available to all enrolled participants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability at the following sites:
· Hanna-Creighton – 2107 S. Hanna St.
· East Wayne Street Center – 825 Francis Street
· Salvation Army – 2901 N. Clinton St.
· Temple Achduth Vesholom – 5200 Old Mill Road
· Werling Drive – 4615 Werling Drive
· Lutheran Life Villages – 351 N. Allen Chapel Road, Kendallville
· United Methodist Church – 466 Townline Road, Ligonier
· Columbia City Head Start – 1340 Governor’s Road, Columbia City
Listed below are the USDA Income Eligibility Guidelines which are effective July 1, 2015- June 30, 2016. To be eligible income must be at or below the following:
|Reduced-Price Meals – 185%||Free Meals – 130%|
|Annual||Monthly||Twice Per Month||Every Two Weeks||Weekly||Annual||Monthly||Twice Per Month||Every Two Weeks||Weekly|
|For each add’l family member, add||7,696||642||321||296||148||5,408||451||226||208||104|
Children who are members of households that receive TANF or Food Stamp benefits, are Head Start Participants, or are Foster children are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits.
This program, administered by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Indiana Department of Education, Division of School and Community Nutrition Programs gives financial assistance to child care centers so that nutritious meals can be integrated with nonresidential child care services for children.
The goal of the program is to improve the diets of young children and increase the opportunity for children to eat a variety of nutritious foods. The meals and snacks served meet standards established by the United States Department of Agriculture for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.