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Date Posted: 05/04/2017

DBHS renews USDA contract to administer meals at Arkansas State Hospital

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Media Contact:

Brandi Hinkle

Deputy Chief of Communications

501-396-6008

brandi.hinkle@dhs.arkansas.gov

 

DBHS renews USDA contract

The Department of Human Services Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) has renewed its contract with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to continue administering the Special Nutrition Program (SNP) lunch program for adolescents living at the Arkansas State Hospital in Little Rock. As part of the contract, DBHS is required to notify the media of its partnership with USDA. DBHS has participated in the program since 1999.

The SNP provides reimbursement for well-balanced, nutritious meals served to individuals enrolled in the Child Care Food Program (CACFP), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Special Milk Program (SMP), and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

The program is available to public and private nonprofit organizations providing licensed or registered non-residential day care services. Such organizations include childcare centers, outside school hours care centers, and organizations providing day care services for children with disabilities and/or special health care needs.

In accordance with federal law and USDA policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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