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Union Station Homeless Services Keeps Kids Full and Healthy Thanks to CACFP

Union Station Homeless Services is now participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), which will reimburse the agency for meals served to children. 

Meals at the Family Center: The 50-bed Family Center is nurturing homelike environment for homeless families. All residents of Union Station’s Family Center receive free nutritious meals and snacks daily. 

Child and Adult Care Food Program: The California Department of Education operates CACFP as a reimbursement program for snacks and meals served to school children, as well as children living in shelters. Thanks to CACFP, the Family Center will now be reimbursed for meals served to homeless children living at the Family Center, as well as some eligible parents.

In order to be reimbursed, snacks and meals must be healthy and balanced, and meet the serving guidelines outlined by the State of California.

Union Station adheres to a non-discrimination policy and serves it target population regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability; there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

 

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