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DHS Renews Contract with USDA to Provide Meals at Arkansas State Hospital


For Immediate Release: 
May 16, 2019 

For More Information Contact:
Marci Manley
Deputy Chief of Communications



DHS Renews Contract with USDA to Provide Meals at Arkansas State Hospital


(LITTLE ROCK, Ark). — The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging, Adult, and Behavioral Health Services (DAABHS) 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, DAABHS is required to notify the media of its partnership with USDA. The division 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 children with 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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