Archived Homeless List Serve Messages
SUBJECT: Foster Care and Free and Reduced Lunch
LISTSERVE MESSAGE DATE: June 3, 2011
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a revised memorandum on March 16, 2011 addressing concerns surrounding the Child Nutrition Reauthorization of 2010 and the categorical eligibility of Foster Children for the free and reduced lunch program.
This memorandum can be found at http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/Policy-Memos/2011/SP17_CACFP08_SFSP05-2011_osr.pdf
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (the Act), Public Law 111-296, provides categorical eligibility for free meals to foster children.
If you have questions or concerns surrounding this memorandum, please feel free to contact me.
Supervisor, Federal Compliance
Coordinator, McKinney-Vento Program
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480, 205 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
Office: 573-522-8763 Fax: 573-526-6698
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