For USDA Food and Nutrition Services nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and sib recipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:
In accordance with Federal civil rights law ad U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, it 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.
Person with disabilities who require alternatives means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State and 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.
The Maryland State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry/national origin, color, disability, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For inquires related to Department policy, please contact:
Equity Assurance and Compliance Office
Office of the Deputy State Superintendent for Finance and Administration
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore Street- 6th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2595
Food & Nutrition
It is our goal to ensure each child’s nutritional well-being. During the school year, AWOFS provides breakfast, morning snack, lunch, and dinner along with milk and juice to the children. Food is prepared, served, and stored at AWOFS in accordance with the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program guidelines, Maryland licensing, and MSDE accreditation standards for food and nutrition.