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The Karamu Nutrition Program (KNP) is the largest and one of the fastest growing non-profit food program sponsors in Tennessee. Karamu’s founder and Executive Director, Dr. Vera Corley-Sims, is a retired childcare provider and a nationally known advocate for provider and children’s causes.

 

Karamu is a provider friendly organization which has built a strong reputation of treating its providers with respect and courtesy; Dr. Vera will have it no other way!

 

Karamu’s mission is to provide a variety of services for childcare providers. However, our core service is CACFP sponsorship. In fact, Dr. Vera originally founded Karamu to serve as a CACFP sponsor.

Karamu Is A Proud Member Of (Or Contributor To) The Following National Organizations:

Karamu Nutrition Program Inc.

2670 Union Ave Ext

Suite 900

Memphis, TN 38112

 

phone: 901.327.8401 

e-mail: karamu@karamu.org

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Karamu - The Provider's Choice

Karamu Nutrition Program, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.

© 2017 by Karamu Inc.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Corporate Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility is key to who we are as a company. We are a company committed to high ethical values  and we want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these values. We believe that putting our values into practice creates long-term benefits for our employees, our providers, and the communities we serve.

CODE OF BUSINESS CONDUCT

We take responsibility for the quality of the services we provide

We deliver customer satisfaction

We provide leadership to the child care community

We act with integrity with all we do

We value Karamu's people

We regard our childcare providers as essential team members

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Karamu recognizes we are members of the global business community and as such, we are committed to doing our part to protect the environment.  Karamu practices recycling to the greatest extent possible and we are committed to finding innovative ways to reduce the amount of paper we use in our day to day operations.

WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY

Karamu Nutrition Program Inc. (dba Karamu) requires directors, officers and employees to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. As employees and representatives of Karamu, we must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Our Whistle Blower Policy is intended to encourage and enable employees and others to raise serious concerns internally so that Karamu can address and correct inappropriate conduct and actions. It is the responsibility of all board members, officers, employees and volunteers to report concerns about violations of Karamu’s code of ethics or suspected violations of law or regulations that govern Karamu’s operations.

DATA PROTECTION

Karamu employees are entrusted with important information relating to the personal and business lives of the providers that we sponsor. The nature of this relationship requires Karamu employees to maintain confidentiality and to safeguard the information received. 

 

Employees are prohibited from discussing or releasing to any unauthorized person any personal information concerning Karamu sponsored childcare providers.  This includes (but is not limited to) divulging their addresses, phone numbers, site inspection records, tier status, domestic activities, personal relationships, or any other information that may be obtained in performance of the Employee's duties.

CIVIL RIGHTS

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, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

 

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.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.