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Non-Discrimination Policies


The Urbandale Food Pantry does not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, order of protection order, genetic information, marital status, disability, sexual orientation (including gender identity), unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as a protected veteran, and will comply with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action laws, orders, and regulations.

USDA Nondiscrimination: Please add the Nondiscrimination statement on the Facebook about page. What should be included is below. You can hyperlink the short statement, so it leads to the correct web address or list the two separately. Once you have each updated, please send me a screenshot or link.
"This institution is an equal opportunity provider." www.fns.usda.gov/civil-rights/usda-nondiscrimination-statement-other-fns-programs

USDA: 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.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

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:
  2. Fax:
  3. Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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