Our Food Services Program is a vital resource to a vulnerable population that suffers from food insecurity.
More than 70% of Port Chester children qualify for free or reduced lunch.
The Carver Market continues to be an important and vital resource to our food-insecure community. The Market continues to supplement our community’s need for food, three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons. We are collaborating with our community partners Caritas of Port Chester and Feeding Westchester to feed an increased number of families without duplicating our important services.
In the month of July of 2020, the Carver Market served 1,432 households which translated to 5,560 individuals in those households.
SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM
Carver Center began distributing healthy meals this summer to Port Chester School District children through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a federally-funded, state-administered program that serves free meals to children and teens in low-income areas. Caritas of Port Chester is collaborating with Carver by providing weekend meals for families.
Beginning the week of July 13, Carver Center began distributing free breakfasts and lunches to children ages 18 years and under at the Thomas A. Edison School at 132 Rectory Street in Port Chester.
Caritas of Port Chester is distributing weekend meals for the entire family on Fridays at the Edison School location.
The program runs from Monday through Friday. Grab and go meals are provided so families can follow safe distancing guidelines.
In the month of July alone, we distributed 6,817 breakfasts and lunches!
The need for food will continue to grow as we enter the upcoming Fall season. Carver Center is working on developing ways to expand our capacity to reach a broader base of our community.
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:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.