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State Health Department Announces Income Guidelines for 2009 Food Programs

 State Health Department Announces Income Guidelines for 2009 Food Programs

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) today announced the 2008-09 federal income guidelines that are used to determine whether families are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at participating facilities. The Child and Adult Care Food Program reimburses these child and adult day care facilities and emergency shelters for meals served to clients who meet these guidelines.

More than 3,000 facilities in Missouri participate in the program each year. The program provides reimbursement to:

child care facilities for meals served to children age birth through 12 years,
after-school programs and family emergency shelters that provide meals to school-age children, and
adult day care programs.
Approximately $40 million will be paid to participating facilities in Missouri in 2008.

Income eligibility guidelines, which are in effect from July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009, can be found at: www.dhss.mo.gov/dnhs_pdfs/CACFPIncomeGuide08-09.pdf.

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