To: Cape Coral Charter School Authority staff and families

From: Danielle Jensen, Director of Procurement and Food Services

Date: October 18, 2017

RE: Free meals offered to our students – Extended Notice

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness (FNW) is working to provide its partners in USDA child nutrition programs with all the information they need to accommodate displaced Floridians and resume operations in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The state will be allowing the program to be extended for another month for families in Lee County.

All students in the Cape Coral Charter School Authority can access FREE school meals through the National School Lunch Program for the following extended dates:

October 23 – November 30, 2017

This will allow each student to have one free breakfast and one free lunch each day. Any a la carte items will still remain at full price. After November 30, your status will return to whatever it was prior to Hurricane Irma. We are happy to provide assistance to our families during this time.

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 bene?ts. 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 ?le a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, 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:
mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
fax: (202) 690-7442; or
email: [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.