In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees,
and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from
discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity
(including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status,
family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political
beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or
activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and
complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY)
or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally,
program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination
Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint
and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all
of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call
(866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Data Privacy Notice/Tennessen Warning
from the Minnesota Department of Human Services
You have rights under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. This Act protects
your privacy. We are asking for information so we can: tell you apart from other persons
with a similar name and decide how to serve you best.
Generally, you are not required to give us the information. However, without it, we
can't report accurate statistics which affects funding. The law allows us to share your
information (the number of children, adults, and seniors in your household and the
number of pounds of food received) with staff from the Department of Human Services,
Hunger Solutions Minnesota, and your regional food bank.
You also have the right to copies of information we have about you. If you do not
understand the information, it may be explained to you. If you do not think the
information is accurate or complete, please correct it with the food shelf staff.