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At-Risk After School Meals Program Press Release

The Bristol Virginia Public Schools announces the sponsorship of the At-Risk Afterschool Meals
Program. The same meals will be available at no separate charge to all participants at each site.
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 for or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: intake@usda.gov
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Meals will be provided at this facility: Highland View Elementary, Washington Lee Elementary,
Virginia Middle School, Virginia High School, Stonewall Jackson Elementary and Joseph Van Pelt
Elementary.
 
For further information, please contact: Kathy Hicks, Director of School Nutrition, 276-821-5600 or
khicks@bvps.org. For additional information, you may also contact the Virginia Department of
Education, Office of School Nutrition Programs by calling 804-225-2082.
 
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