Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Free Meals

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Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Free Meals
 
Do families need to complete a Free/Reduced Application to qualify for the temporary Free Meal Program? If so, where can I find the application? The link on the Facebook page takes me to the My School Bucks app. 
Families do not need to submit an application in order to be eligible for the current Free Meals due to the temporary USDA waiver. If families qualified for Free/Reduced meals in the past they are still required to fill out an annual application which can be done at MySchoolApps.com. Families that do not re-certify their Free/Reduced status will become paid when the temporary free meals expire.
 
Are students meals Free until December 31? 
The current Free Meal Waiver is in effect until December 31 or until the USDA runs out of funds. W When we receive notification that the temporary waiver will expire, we will update the website and send our communication to families. Please make sure you check the district website often for updates.
 
Do I need to fill out a Free/Reduced application to pick up Free Remote Meals?
Parents do not need to submit a Free/Reduced application to pick up remote meals. Currently, due to the temporary USDA Free Meal Waive, all children under the age of 19 can pick up free meals for the days they are home. If families qualified for Free / Reduced meals in the past, they are still required to fill out an annual application that can be done at MySchoolApps.com.  Families that do not re-certify their Free/Reduced status will become paid when the temporary free meals expire.
 
We ask that parents complete the Pre-order Meal Form on the district website to ensure we are adequately prepared for families at the time of pick up.
 
Is it true that if I pack a lunch for my child, they can still benefit from the Free Meal Program?
Children who bring lunch from home can supplement their lunch with free nutritious options by simply selecting three components: fruit or vegetables.  An example of a qualifying combination would be a Fresh Fruit, Fresh Vegetable and Milk.
 
What do I do with the funds currently on my child’s MySchoolBucks account?
This money can be used for second lunches and a la carte items. The temporary Free Meal Waiver only applies to “complete” meals containing three components or more one, of which must be a fruit or vegetable. Anything that does not qualify will be charged as it previously was.