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Free Reduced Lunch Application Information

Free & Reduced "Family" Application

Your child(ren) may be eligible to receive a free or reduced priced lunch (40 cents for a full hot lunch), based on your family income level.  All households will be receiving a “Family” application in the mail by the end of August along with a self-addressed envelope.  A NEW APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED EACH SCHOOL YEAR.  This one application should be filled out for the household, and include information on the names of all children applying for meals along with the name of the school attending and grade level.  (Please list ALL children along with all other members of the household on this one application).  Applications should be returned in the envelope provided before your child returns to school.  By following this process, it will allow sufficient time for the Food Service Department to prepare the required lists needed to service students on the first meal service day.  The application is also available on-line – go to www.lunchapp.com and follow the steps.

As in the past, a letter will be sent home notifying you of your child’s status.  Once you receive the letter notifying you that your child qualifies, your child can begin receiving a meal the next serving day.

If your household does not receive an application, have your child go to their school office and request one.  (Applications are available in the main office of your child’s school throughout the school year).  Remember that any time during the year, if your family income should decrease, or an increase/decrease in household members, you may reapply for a free or reduced priced meal.

If your child received a free or reduced priced meal as of June, 2016 (last school year), he/she will receive the same benefit through Monday, October 17, 2016.  Your child must, however, have a new application on file to be considered eligible for the 2016-2017 school year.  The reason for allowing your child to continue receiving lunch based on last year’s status is that it allows the Food Service Department sufficient time to process all new applications.  Make sure to send in your completed application in the self-addressed envelope as soon as possible.

Discrimination Policy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases 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, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http:www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filing cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or               (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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