FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         Date: March 20, 2001

Contact: Lezli Austen

UIS Cox House announces food program

            SPRINGFIELD – The University of Illinois at Springfield announces the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. This program is designed primarily to provide nutritious meals to all children in the Cox Children's Center.  Meals are available at no separate charge.

In the operation of the Child and Adult Care Food Program, no child will be discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.

U.S.D.A.  income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price meals

The amount of reimbursement this center receives is based on the number of enrolled children whose family size and household income fall into the categories listed below.  These guidelines are issued by the United States Department of Agriculture for the period of July 1, 2000, through June 30, 2001.

Household size
 
Level for Free Meals 
 
Level for Reduced-Price Meals
 
Year
Month
Week
Year
Month
Week
1
 
$10,855  
$ 905
$209
$15,448
$1,288
$298
2
 
14,625
1,219
282
20,813
1,735
401
3
 
18,395
1,533
 354
26,178
2,182
504
4
 
22,165
1,848
427
31,543
2,629
607
5
 
25,935
2,162
 499
36,908
3,076
710
6
 
29,705
2,476
572
42,273
3,523
813
7
 
 33,475
2,790
 644
47,638
 3,970
917
8
37,245
3,104
717
53,003
4,417
1,020
Each Additional
Member Add
 
+3,770
+315
+73
+5,365
+448
+104