Pleasanton ISD announced its policy of providing free and discounted meals to children served under current eligibility guidelines. Each school / location or head office has a copy of the policy that can be viewed by anyone upon request.
Effective immediately, the district will begin distributing letters to the households of the children in the district discussing eligibility benefits and any action households must take to claim those benefits. Applications should be submitted online at lunchapplication.com, or applications can be picked up in the Front Office on each campus or in the Food and Nutrition Office in the Junior High Cafeteria.
Criteria for free and discounted meal services
The following criteria are used to determine whether a child is eligible for free or discounted food:
• Income – household income equal to or less than eligibility levels.
• Categorical or Automatic Eligibility – Households receiving a Dietary Supplement (SNAP), Temporary Aid for Families in Need (TANF); or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR).
• Program Participant – Status of the child as a foster child, homeless person, runaway, migrant or displaced person due to a declared disaster
• Enroll the child for the run-up or even start
For households entitled to free or discounted meals based on income, an adult in the household must complete a free and discounted meal application online or a hard copy and return it to the school reception. Categorical or program eligibility
Joey Moczygemba (Food Service Director) works with local agencies to identify all children who are categorical and eligible for the program. He tells the households of these children that they do not have to fill out an application. Any household that doesn’t receive a letter and thinks they should have should contact Dorothy Hoffman at 830-569-1367 or Joey Moczygemba at 830-569-1368.
In accordance with Federal Citizenship Act and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) civil rights rules and guidelines, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs, are prohibited from doing anything because of race, color, Discriminate nationality, origin, gender, disability, age, or retaliate or retaliate for previous civil rights activity in a program or activity conducted or funded by the USDA.
People with disabilities who need alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. braille, large print, tape, American sign language, etc.) should contact the agency (state or municipality) from which they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired can contact the USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Program information can also be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), which can be found online at: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program -discrimination complaint and in a USDA office or write a letter to USDA and include in the letter all 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 the USDA by: (1) Mail: US Department of Agriculture, Secretary of State’s Office for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410; (2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) Email: Program. [email protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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