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Providing Child Nutrition Program Benefits to Disaster Survivor Evacuees

Last Published: 01/24/2018

This memorandum provides a reminder overview of options available under current Program policy and regulation for connecting children and adult survivors, who have evacuated from areas subject to major disaster and emergency declarations, with Child Nutrition Program (CNP) benefits. Many survivors have evacuated as a result of the recent hurricanes and wildfires and Program operators are working hard to enroll and provide services for those evacuees. This memorandum does not contain new policy, instead it summarizes options available to school food authorities and institutions participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), as they provide services to those in these very specific circumstances.

Document #: 
SP05 CACFP05-2018