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Sep 23, 2016

Two CREC Locations Serve Free Breakfast and Lunch to All Students This Year

CREC is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, which provides free breakfasts and lunches for school year 2016-17. All students enrolled at the following schools may participate in the School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program at no charge. Household applications are not required to receive free meals, but the school may distribute applications to collect household income data for other programs that require this information.

All students will be served breakfast and lunch at no charge at the following sites:

  • CREC John J. Allison Jr. Polaris Center
  • CREC Public Safety Academy

For additional information please contact:

Jeff Sidewater, Food Services Program Coordinator
CREC
147 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106  
Phone: 860-509-3774  Fax: 860-524-4001   Email: jsidewater@crec.org

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;
(3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

This document is available at www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/word_docs/deps/nutrition/cep/ceprelease.doc. For more information on the CEP, visit the Connecticut State Department of Education’s CEP Web site.

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The Capitol Region Education Council was established in 1966 and is celebrating 50 years of academic excellence. Working with and for its member districts, CREC has developed a wide array of cost-effective and high-quality programs and services to meet the educational needs of children and adults in the region. CREC brings five decades of experience in education, regional collaboration, and operations to provide innovative strategies and products that address the changings needs of school districts and their students, corporations, non-profits, and individual professions. CREC regularly serves 36 towns in Greater Hartford, offering more than 120 programs to more than 150,000 students annually. CREC manages more than 35 facilities throughout the area, including 18 interdistrict magnet schools. More information about CREC and CREC’s award-winning schools is available at www.crec.org.

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