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August 26, 2011 > National school lunch and breakfast

National school lunch and breakfast

Submitted By Nancy Linderman

Fremont Unified School District has announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program.

Household size and income will be used to determine eligibility for free, reduced-price, or full-price meal benefits. Children from households with qualifying income are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Foster children and children who receive Food Stamp (FS), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payments (Kin-GAP), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits are automatically eligible for free meals regardless of the income of the household in which they reside.

Application forms are being distributed to all households with a letter informing them of the availability of free and reduced-price meals for enrolled children. Applications are also available at the principal's office in each school. To apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits, households must complete an application and return it to the school or the Nutrition Services Department at 4210 Technology Dr., Fremont, CA 94538 for processing. Applications may be submitted at any time during the school year. The information households provide on the application will be used to determine meal eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school or program officials.

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