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.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Data Privacy/Tennessen Warning
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, Foundations for Essential Needs, 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.