The USDA Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP) is a funding source for the nutritious meals Great Bay Kids’ Company provides daily. A breakfast and afternoon snack are served in all of our early childhood education programs. For those children who are with us for a full day or for kindergarten wrap around care, we also provide lunch. All of the meals meet USDA requirements and guidelines. The meals are served in the classrooms in a pleasant atmosphere in which the teacher sits with the children to encourage appropriate manners and conversation.
If your child has a food allergy or has special medical dietary needs, we must have a detailed “Special Meals Prescription Form” on file in our office that has been signed by you and your child’s physician stating what must be excluded and why. If your child has a special dietary requirement due to religious or other philosophical beliefs, we will need a signed “Meal Substitution Letter” from the parent/guardian stating the exclusions and substitutions on file. When possible, we will make substitutions to the menu to meet the needs of your child based only on the above conditions (food allergies, religious or philosophical beliefs). The Program Director and Cook will meet with the parent/guardian of a child with special dietary needs as requested in order to work out a plan concerning food substitutions and who will be responsible for providing the food items.
*Please do not bring in any food for any reason unless prior arrangements have been made with your Program Director.
Current Cycle Menus ~ Spring 2021
To File a Complaint
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or