GARDINER — Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley is participating in the Summer Food Service Program Feb. 1 through Aug. 20. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service, according to a news release from the Gardiner-based childcare program.

Meals will be provided, at a first-come, first-served basis, at the sites and times as follows:

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley — breakfast: 7-8 a.m. Monday-Friday; and
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley — lunch: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture 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 where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, heard 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint 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: [email protected].

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

The Maine Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, religion, ancestry or national origin.

Those who wish to file a discrimination complaint electronically, select File a Complaint and complete an intake questionnaire.Before completing this process it may be helpful to review relevant links under Guidance. Those who are not sure how the Maine Human Rights Act may apply to can review the publication “What It Is! How It Works!” Maine is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

For more information regarding the club, call Paula Burke, chief financial officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley, at 207-582-8458 or 207-458-3602 or email [email protected].

 

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