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UCS takes action to feed all children free, healthy meals beginning this Tuesday due to K-12 school closure
UCS takes action to feed all children free, healthy meals beginning this Tuesday due to K-12 school closure
Posted on 03/15/2020
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In an effort to support our families and greater community during the unprecedented coronavirus (COVID-19) impact, Utica Community Schools is offering no-charge to go meals at 14 public school and community distribution sites for children and teens ages 18 and under. 

ALL children and teens ages 18 years old and under can receive free, healthy meals regardless of where they go to school or whether they qualify for free and reduced meals.

To help minimize the amount of social exposure, families and children can either drive or walk up to our outdoor distribution sites, and collect breakfasts and lunches to take home.  Patrons will be provided with two days’ worth of meals. On Fridays, patrons will be provided with three days’ worth of meals.  Children do not have to be present for parents to request meals.

Beginning this Tuesday, the schedule is March 17 through March 20 – Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday – 12 Noon – 1:00 p.m.  The schedule will then be Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning on March 23 through April 3 from 12 Noon – 1:00 p.m. at locations and times listed below.  Look for on-site directional signage.  Updated communications related to UCS school closure actions are posted at www.uticak12.org.

Persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency may also take part in this USDA-funded program.

Meals to go available at the main entrance of these public schools from Noon – 1:00 p.m.:

Burr Elementary, 41460 Ryan, Sterling Heights
Dresden Elementary, 11400 Delvin, Sterling Heights
Harvey Elementary, 41700 Montroy, Sterling Heights
Plumbrook Elementary, 39660 Spalding, Sterling Heights
Roberts Elementary, 2400 Belle View, Shelby Township
Schwarzkoff Elementary, 8401 Constitution, Sterling Heights
West Utica Elementary, 5415 West Utica Rd., Shelby Township
Wiley Elementary, 47240 Shelby Rd., Shelby Township

Meals to-go available at the rear of the building at these public schools from Noon – 1:00 p.m. except Stevenson High School which begins at 11:00 a.m.:

Jeannette Junior High, 40400 Gulliver, Sterling Heights
Eisenhower High School, 6500 25 Mile Road, Shelby Township
Stevenson High School, 39701 Dodge Park, Sterling Heights distribution begins at 11:00 a.m.

Meals to go delivered by UCS Food Truck to these locations at these listed times:

Rudgate Manor Club House, 5150 Rudgate Circle, Sterling Heights
Outside of clubhouse from 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Sterling Estates, 43475 La Grand Blvd, Sterling Heights
Outside the clubhouse in picnic area from 12 Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Autumn Woods, 44401 Bridal Lane, Sterling Heights
Near the main office from 12:40 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

 

Non-discrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.