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Catholic Charities USA, the official domestic relief agency of the Catholic Church, provides witness to the love of Christ by helping people in need and by serving their communities. Catholic Charities USA is a national organization that offers support to member agencies, provides disaster relief and promotes poverty-reduction through research and legislative reform. 

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The Community Eligibility Provision Helps Feed Kids

Catholic Social Services Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Asked about a positive change in federal programs for child nutrition, Lorraine Knight, Executive Director of Nutritional Development Services (NDS) in Philadelphia, and Anne Ayella, Director of Community Relations for NDS, were quick to answer: the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) in the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. CEP allows a school that already has a high percentage of “free-and-reduced-price” stu...
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