PARENTS & STUDENTS: Thank you for participating in the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program.
I hope you all enjoyed your summer.
If your family received meal benefits in June 2013, you will be eligible for these benefits ONLY in Aug.-Sept., 2013.
IF YOU RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THIS OFFICE STATING YOUR CHILD(REN) ARE DIRECTLY CERTIFIED FOR FREE MEALS-NO APPLICATION IS NEEDED. THESE WILL BE MAILED THE WEEK OF AUGUST 12th.
To apply for the free/reduced price meal program, APPLY ON-LINE AT www.compass.state.pa.us (First time users, click on "Register" to create your account). OR, you can download the copy attached below. Applications will also be passed out the first day of school.
FEDERAL ELIGIBILITY INCOME CHART For School Year 2013-14
Each additional person:
Your children may qualify for reduced price or free meals if your household income falls at or below the limits on this chart.
Privacy Act Statement: This explains how we will use the information you give us.
The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.
Non-discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. “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 USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Online complaint forms at http:/www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filing cust.html Individuals who are hearing impaired 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.”
QUESTIONS... Call 570-253-6083.