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Meal Applications

Dear Parents - During these tough economic times, many families in our community face decreasing income, layoff or change in living circumstances. Our Food Service Department wants to help you. If your family's financial situation has changed since school started and you are not currently on the meal program...please apply. Applications are available at your child’s school office, online (below) or call 1-888-287-5873 or (209) 331-7278.

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We are pleased to announce the ability to apply for Free and Reduced Priced Meals online! The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.
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Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. Legal documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status or a completed meal application is required. However, a change in the 2011-12 regulations states that Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.