Food program provides meals, snacks to low-income children and adults

Food program provides meals, snacks to low-income children and adults
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CARSON CITY–Nearly 90 locations throughout the state have been selected to help provide meals to low-income children and adults in daycare facilities. The Child and Adult Care Food Program, run by the Nevada Division of Agriculture, provides funding to each location to provide healthy meals and snacks to daycare participants.

“The presence of nutritious food in these facilities plays a vital role in improving the quality of care and makes day care services more affordable for many low-income families, while also ensuring food insecure populations have access to nutritious meals,” NDA officials said of the program.

Daycare facilities participating in the program include 55 Head Start agency sponsors across the state, including Tribal centers. Other locations, many of which are in Las Vegas, include Boys and Girls Clubs, food bank before and after school programs and community centers. A complete list is online here.

Children and adults eligible for the program include those who meet household income requirements, including those on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), and Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation (FDPIR) benefits. Foster children, those in emergency shelters, and homeless children are immediately available.

Source: NDA