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Meridian Awarded Meal Reimbursement from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs

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Gainesville, Fla. – Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc., has once again received the necessary funding to provide nutritious and balanced meals to qualifying adults clients receiving care at Meridian.

Since 2008, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs has provided Meridian Behavioral Healthcare with the financial support needed to supply thousands of meals at no additional charge to clients.

As of July 31st, 2018, Meridian has provided free meals to over 125 adults throughout North Central Florida.

During the month of July alone, Meridian provided 851 meals to nonresidential clients that are functionally impaired and low income. Without the availability of these meals, many individuals would go hungry.

Meals will be available at no separate charge to enrolled eligible participants at the center(s) listed below and will be provided regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation.

Participants eligible for free and/or reduced-price meals must complete an application with

documentation of eligibility information including number and names of all household members, Social Security Number of the head of household/primary wage earner or adult signing the application or an indication that a household member does not have one, total monthly household income or Food Stamps, SS1, or Medicaid identification number, and the signature of an adult care center participant.

Meals will be available for our nonresidential clients that use are clients of our program at the following locations:

Gainesville Campus -4300 SW13th St. Gainesville, FL 32608

Lake City Location-439 SW Michigan Street Lake City, FL 32025  

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