Healthy meals for those in need

CCUSD93 will be participating in the School Breakfast Program and/or National School Lunch Program. As part of this program, CCUSD93 will offer healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.00 at the elementary schools, $1.25 at STMS, and $1.50 at CSHS, lunch costs $2.50 at the elementary schools, $2.75 at STMS, and $3.00 at CSHS. Your child(ren) may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Reduced-price meals cost .30 cents for breakfast and .40 cents for lunch.

Qualifications for children to receive free or reduced-price meals include: belonging to a household whose income is at or below the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines, belonging to a household that receives public assistance, or if the child is homeless, migrant, runaway, foster, or participates in a Head Start or Even Start pre-Kindergarten program.
Household size and income criteria are used to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits if the household does not receive assistance or the children are not in the other categories mentioned above. Children can get free or reduced-price meals if the household’s gross income falls at or below the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guideline chart.

To apply for free or reduced-price meals, households can fill out the application and return it to the school unless the household has already received notification that their children are approved for free meals this year. Application forms are being distributed to all households with a letter informing households of the availability of free and reduced-price meals for their children and what is required to complete on the application. Applications also are available in the front office at each District school.

Families can apply for benefits at any time. If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact the school. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the Federal Guidelines. Contact Marilyn Alternbern at 480-575-2436 any time to request an application.