BREAKFAST and LUNCH PROGRAM
COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #272
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally funded meal program which provides both food and cash donations to subsidize the cost of school lunch in participating schools. The NSLP was established by President Harry Truman in 1946 and is presently operating in more than 96,000 public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care centers. The program is managed at the federal level by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service and at the state level by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
In order to receive the benefits of the NSLP, participating schools must offer free or reduced-price meals to eligible children. The schools must also comply with nutritional requirements outlined by the federal government. These guidelines follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans which recommend no more than 30 percent of a person's calories come from fat and less than 10 percent from saturated fat. Lunch menus must also be designed to provide children with 1/3 of the key nutrients they need each day (calories, protein, Vitamins A and C, calcium, and iron). District 272 develops menus that are nutritionally balanced and appetizing at a low cost to students and their families.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
my child eat breakfast at school?
do children qualify to receive free or reduced-price
to apply for free or reduced-price meals:
Henkel, District Manager of Cafeteria Services
WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
If you now receive food stamps or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for your child(ren), your child can receive free meal services.
A foster child may receive free or reduced-price meal services regardless of household income.
If your total household income is the same or less than the amounts on the Income Guidelines below, your child(ren) can receive free or reduced-price meal services.
FEDERAL INCOME GUIDELINES (Effective from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2012
SIZE WEEKLY MONTHLY 1 $ 388 $ 1.679 2 $ 524 $ 2,268 3 $ 660 $ 2,857 4 $ 796 $ 3,446 5 $ 932 $ 4,035 6 $1,067 $ 4,624 7 $1,203 $ 5,213 8 $1,339 $
5,802 Each additional
family member $ +136 $ 589
Each additional family member
HOW TO APPLY:
If you now receive food stamps or TANF for the child(ren) you are applying for, you will need:
The child(ren)'s name(s),
If you are applying for a foster child, the application must include:
The child's name.
If you do not list a food stamp or TANF case number for the child(ren) you are applying for, then the application must have:
The child(ren)'s name(s).
Mediplan only recipients may not be eligible to receive free or reduced-price meal services.
School officials may check your eligibility at any time during the school year. School officials may ask you to submit papers showing that your child(ren) should receive free or reduced-price meal services.
You may talk to school officials if you do not agree with the school's decision on your application or the results of verification. You also may ask for a fair hearing. You may do this by calling or writing:
Thake, Superintendent Amboy CUST #272
If your child receives free or reduced-price meal services because of your income, you must tell the school if:
Your household size decreases.
If your child receives free or reduced-price meal services because they receive food stamps or TANF, you must tell the school when you are not receiving TANF or food stamps for them for them. You may then fill out another application giving income information.
School officials use the information on the application only to decide if your child(ren) should receive free or reduced-price meal services. Parent or legal guardian signature is required on the application to allow school officials to release the application information and Social Security number for purpose of identifying household members for other services.
You may apply for free or reduced-price meal services any time during the school year.
If you are not eligible now but have a change such as:
A decrease in household income,
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin,sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to:
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Program
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