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Give & Take Kitchen Foundation Seeks Waiver for Rescinded SFSP Policy

Give & Take Kitchen Foundation, a sponsor of the Summer Food Service Program, will be submitting a waiver request to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for a recently rescinded policy waiver as issued in SFSP 01-2019 Summer Food Service Program Memoranda Rescission, October 11, 2018.

The rescission of the following policy waiver increases Give & Take Kitchen Foundation’s operational and administrative burden as a sponsor of the Summer Food Service Program.


Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Waiver for Closed Enrolled Sites, November 17, 2002


This waiver extended area eligibility to closed enrolled sites.

This waived:

· The statutory provision of Section 13(a)(1)(A)(i)(III) of the National School Lunch Act

· The regulatory definition of closed enrolled sites in accordance with 7 CFR 225.15(f), which required eligibility determinations to be made by submitting income eligibility applications

If granted, Give & Take Kitchen Foundation will provide all required reporting information and follow appropriate timelines regarding policy waivers granted by the USDA FNS.


USDA 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: program.intake@usda.gov.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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