It's More Than a Meal Application!
Free and Reduced Price Meals Application
Children need healthy meals to learn. Litchfield Elementary School District #79 will be offering healthy meals to all students at no cost in School Year 2021-2022. Every school day your child(ren) will receive one free Breakfast and one free Lunch meal regardless of your household's income. Additional Breakfast Meals, Lunch Meals and any additional items may be purchased at cost.
Families are still encouraged to submit a school meal application for free and reduced-priced meal benefits because this information may be used for other programs such as Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), Federal and State funding for your school, reduced registration fees for academic tests, free or discounted fees for athletic programs, discounted rates for internet service and many more!
Your child(ren)'s school may be participating in programs that your child(ren) may benefit from if your child qualifies for free or reduced-priced meals. Households must complete the attached Consent for Sharing form in order for your child's information to be shared with these programs. The Consent for Sharing form should be returned to the school with the submission of the school meal application.
Applications may take up to 10 days to process. Online applications are typically processed faster as we must have the original signed paper application in the Food Service office to process.
The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information requested in order to verify your children’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meals. If you do not provide the information or provide incomplete information, your children may no longer receive free or reduced-price meals.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.