Procedure for receiving and processing complaints alleging discrimination within FNS School Meal Programs


The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees , and applicants for employment on the bases of race , color, national origin, age, disability , sex, gender, identity , religion , reprisal , and where applicable, political beliefs , marital status, familial or parental status , sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual 's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.



To file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found at or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request a form.


Or write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to:


U.S. Department  of Agriculture , Director , Office of Adjudication,  1400 Independence Avenue, S.W ., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410,  by fax (202) 690-7742 or email at



Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).



USDA is an equal opp011unity provider and employer.


USDA Civil Rights and Child Nutrition Programs


USDA Child Nutrition Civil Rights Webpage


Child Nutrition Website


Shirley Rhodes



The California Department of Education requires all Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to review and address written complaints through district appropriated Uniform Complaint Procedures. Concerns regarding teacher vacancy or misassignment, deficient instruction, hazardous educational environment, or failure to comply with LCAP requirements fall under the scope of Uniform Complaint Procedures and may be documented on the provided complaint form.  Complaints may be filed anonymously, however in order to receive a response contact information must be provided. The Uniform Complaint Form can be found here.




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