Too many Baltimore children and families lack access to the nutritious foods they need to grow, thrive and succeed. To make sure young people are receiving nourishing meals each day, Family League has focused its nutrition work on reaching children wherever they are: at home, in school, after school and during the summer.
In March of 2012, City leaders convened the Baltimore Partnership to End Childhood Hunger to increase participation in federal nutrition assistance programs and decrease childhood hunger in Baltimore City. Modeled after the Partnership to End Childhood Hunger in Maryland, the Baltimore Partnership seeks to engage state and local agencies as well as community leaders, elected officials and other nonprofit organizations in concerted strategies to eradicate childhood hunger.
The Partnership has worked tirelessly since this time to increase access to proven and effective food access resources – school breakfast and lunch, afterschool and summer meals, and food assistance programs such as WIC, SNAP, and food pantries. Through on-the-ground community organizing, targeted public policy reform, and City-wide coalition building, participation in these programs has increased significantly.
The Baltimore Partnership to End Childhood Hunger will continue to draw additional organizations to the table while building on the childhood anti-hunger work that the following partners have been undertaking for years.
To make sure young people are receiving nourishing meals each day, Family League has participated as a sponsor in the At-Risk, After-School Snack Program for more than six years. This program pays for snacks and suppers served at eligible out of school time programs throughout the city.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) was designed to improve the health and nutrition of children enrolled in the program through education, professional leadership and technical assistance. The program promotes the development of good eating habits, while providing professional assistance to Family Child Care Providers in an efficient and effective manner.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
For USDA Food and Nutrition Services nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:
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:http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_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:
(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@example.com.