BCCC’s Upward Bound program participates in the School and Community Nutrition Program

For more than 20 years, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) has been a participant in the federal Upward Bound program. Upward Bound is a federally-funded early intervention program designed to interest young people in going to college. The BCCC Upward Bound initiative serves economically disadvantaged youth of Baltimore City by developing their academic skills and motivating them to aspire toward pursuing higher education.

Again this year, the college will hold an Upward Bound summer session, from June 21-July 30, and participate in the Summer Food Service program from the start through July 23. The Summer Food Service program will provide all eligible children with meals free of charge. Therefore, BCCC Upward Bound students who participate in the residential program will receive free meals if they meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch program. The income guidelines for reduced-price meals by family size are listed below. Children who are part of households that receive food stamps or benefits under Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

SFSP Income Eligibility Guidelines
(Effective from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010)

Household Size Reduced-Price Meals
     Year           Month    Week
1 $20,036      $1,670    $386
2 $26,955      $2,247    $519
3 $33,874      $2,823    $652
4 $40,793      $3,400    $785
5 $47,712      $3,976    $918
6 $54,631      $4,553    $1,051
7 $61,550      $5,130    $1,184
8 $68,469      $5,706    $1,317
For each additional family member add… $6,919 for a year, $577 for a month and $134 for a day.

Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the site and times as follows:

Glen Dining Hall, Towson University
• Breakfast: 7-8 a.m.
• Dinner: 5-6 p.m.

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll free 866-632-9992 (voice). TDD users can contact USDA through local relay or the Federal Relay at 800-877-8339 (TDD) or 866-377-8642 (relay voice users). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

The Maryland State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs. For inquiries related to Department policy please contact: Equity Assurance and Compliance Branch, Office of the State Superintendent, Maryland State Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595 – 410 767-0433 (Voice) – 410-767-0431 ( FAX) – 410-333-6442 (TTY/TDD).

For more information, call the BCCC Upward Bound Office at (410) 462-7435.


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