The YMCA is now feeding all children after school through the Child and Adult Care Food Program

School is back in session for the community schools, and the YMCA is excited for their After School Program to begin. This year the Washington County Family YMCA will continue to offer their After School Program to children at Salem Community Schools and West Washington Schools in Kindergarten through 6th grade. However, this year through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), they will be able to feed children of all ages for free at 4 p.m. each day.   

Beginning August 6th, 2019, the YMCA will be offering homework help, STEAM activities, character development and healthy living elements through their After School Program. The program runs any day that Salem Community Schools is in session, and out of school camps are available when school is out. Students ride the bus from their school to the Y, are fed a healthy Super Snack through CACFP, work on their homework, interact with their peers during STEAM projects, and create healthy bodies through physical activity. Students may attend part or full time from 3:30-6 pm each day. Pricing and program information can be obtained from the YMCA or online at wcfymca.org. 

Thanks to a new sponsorship with Indiana’s Office of School and Commuity Nutrition, not only may students in the Y’s After School Programs be offered a 5 component Super Snack but any student that would like to be served a meal may stop by the Y at 4 p.m. Any child up to the age of 18 or still enrolled in high school, may receive the Super Snack at no cost. Meals are served Monday through Friday, any day that school is in session. Meals may be served at other times during school breaks. All meals must be consumed on site at the YMCA in the Multi-purpose room. Meals will be available at no separate charge to enrolled children without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

The goal of the program is to improve the diets of children and increase the opportunity for children to eat a variety of nutritious foods.  The meals and snacks served meet standards established by the United States Department of Agriculture for the Child and Adult Care Food Program. For further information contact Chelsey Miller at 883-9622 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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