The Child & Adult Care Food Program supplements the cost of meals and snacks to caregivers for children enrolled in registered or licensed day care homes. More than 650,000 meals were supplemented last year. The Summer Food Service for Children delivered over 312,000 meals to participants.
The U.S.D.A. Commodities Program provided over 96,000 food packages to more than 65,000 low-income families last year.
The nutrition services provided by Tennessee HRA are listed below.
Government surplus foods are distributed on a quarterly basis to low-income, no-income or disabled individuals to help increase their food supply and provide nutritious meals.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program supplements the cost of meals and snacks to caregivers for children enrolled in Licensed Day Care or alternate approved facilities.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal Nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children at approved SFSP sites. The SFSP operates during school vacations, primarily in the summer months from May to August. This is a federally funded U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service and State sponsored through the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
Congregate Meals are provided at senior centers, community centers and other public or private facilities where other social services are provided.