People sometimes wonder if they should apply for reduced priced meals at school. It might be that they’re too proud to accept the help that their family needs. It might be that they feel someone else has higher needs than they. What people might not know is that if their family qualifies for the program, our school benefits from that as well.
There are a number of programs from the Federal Government that our school uses in which funding levels are determined by the percentage of our students who qualify for free or reduced price meals. Many grants from charitable organizations also depend on the percentage of students in the District who qualify for assistance in the school lunch program. There are times when we see a fantastic grant opportunity, only to read through the award qualifications and realize that not enough of our students participate in the program to allow us to apply. If you’re curious as to whether your family may qualify, you can find the eligibility guidelines here.
If you have questions about the program or how your application might help our school, please call Guy Johnson at the school office (594-3451). Help us out! If you think you might qualify for the program, pick up an application and apply!