The Alabama Food Bank Association is accepting formal bids for vending meals and snacks in its Afterschool Meals Program for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Please review the formal bid announcement below for submitting a formal bid. All bid packets must be received by 6:00 pm on or before August 26, 2021. Bid packets will be reviewed and the bid winner will be announced on August 27th by 10:00 am. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Lawkis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Summer Meals Program provides front-line service to kids and teens who are food insecure. The program offers meals to low income students under the age of 18 who typically rely on school meals. Our program provides nutritious meals that includes produce sourced from local growers. We partner with over 30 community organizations, such as YMCA’s and Boys and Girls Clubs, to provide meals throughout the summer months. We believe these meals are an integral solution to fighting hunger and creating a healthier generation of future leaders. Currently, Alabama is ranked #2 in the nation for childhood diabetes and obesity. Providing access to healthy meals is our organization’s way of helping combat these preventable childhood diseases that are prominent among low income children.
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: email@example.com. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.