Child Nutrition Office

Child Nutrition Office
Archdiocese of Baltimore
320 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 547-5402
Fax: (410) 625-8470

Ms. April Bain, Fiscal Accountability Manager
Ms. Isabelle Gerber, Program Manager
Ms. Pashur Green, Supervisor, Child Nutrition Program

Photo: child eating soup“Nutrition is one of the most pervasive factors influencing growth, development, and health. It is, in fact, central to child development.”

–Malnutrition and Behavior, Merrill S. Read

The Child Nutrition Program operates with funding from the state and federal governments. The Archdiocese of Baltimore contributes in-kind services, provides payment for office space and provides funds to the program if there is a program deficit. The program is administered under the direction of the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the superintendent of Catholic Schools. A service to the schools of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, it exists to provide the benefits of a nutritional hot breakfast, lunch and after school snack programs.

In Catholic Schools, the Child Nutrition Program is viewed within the context of the educational and social ministry of the Roman Catholic Church. Its operation is constant with the philosophical approach of Catholic education that seeks to address the needs and facilitates the development of the whole child. The program provides a means to feed the hungry and reach out to the less fortunate. By the example of Jesus, we are called to use our resources to care for those in need.

Schools participating in the Child Nutrition Program

Archbishop Borders School Sacred Heart School, Glyndon
Cardinal Shehan School St. Agnes School
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School St. Michael-St. Clement School
Mother Mary Lange Catholic School  St. Phillip Neri
 Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School

**The Archdiocese of Baltimore Child Nutrition Program is an Equal Opportunity Provider**

Additional Information
Civil Rights, Nondiscrimination Statements

Wellness Policy (Revised 6.25.2022)

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508- 0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a

letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

2.    fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3.    email:
program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.