After-care programs offer 'dinner'

WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- Students enrolled in Riverbank Elementary, Saluda River Academy for the Arts, Springdale Elementary, Congaree Elementary, Cayce Elementary, and Herbert A. Wood-CWECC after-care programs are invited to “dinner” daily at no cost.

Students enrolled in the after-school educational programs at the above schools will participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, a federal nutrition program offered through the Department of Social Services that helps to improve the nutritional quality of meals served to participants. The goal of the program is to introduce different types of foods to children and reinforce good eating habits.

Menu information will be posted on the district’s website

Sponsorship of U.S. Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Children who are members of FI assistance units, SNAP or Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) households are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits. The U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity,familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all of part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

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