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Meal Applications

Campbell Union High School District participates in the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program by offering healthy meals every school day. Your children may qualify for free or reduced-price meals by completing the online Application for Free & Reduced Price Meals.
 
Eligible students may receive meals at the reduced-price rate of $0.25 for lunch and $0.25 for breakfast. Students may buy lunch for $3.25 and breakfast for $1.50.
 
Below are some common questions and answers to help you with the application process.

 

WHO CAN RECEIVE FREE OF REDUCED PRICE MEALS?       

  • All children in households receiving benefits from CalFresh (SNAP), CalWORKs, or FDPIR are eligible for free meals.
  • Foster children under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals.
  • Children participating in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals.
  • Children who meet the definition of homeless, migrant, or runaway are eligible for free meals.
  • Children may receive free or reduced-price meals if your household’s income is within the limits of the federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Your children may qualify for free or reduced-price meals if your household income falls at or below the limits on this chart.
 

 

 

Free

Eligibility Scale for

Lunch, Breakfast, and Milk

Reduced-Price

Eligibility Scale for

Lunch and Breakfast

Household size

Year

Month

Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Week

Year

Month

Twice

Per

Month

Every Two Weeks

Week

1

$ 15,444

$ 1,287

$   644

594

297

$ 21,978

$ 1,832

$   916

$   846

423

2

20,826

1,736

868

801

401

29,637

2,470

1,235

1,140

570

3

26,208

2,184

1,092

1,008

504

37,296

3,108

1,554

1,435

718

4

31,590

2,633

1,317

1,215

608

44,955

3,747

1,874

1,730

865

5

36,972

3,081

1,541

1,422

711

52,614

4,385

2,193

2,024

1,012

6

42,354

3,530

1,765

1,629

815

60,273

5,023

2,512

2,319

1,160

7

47,749

3,980

1,990

1,837

919

67,951

5,663

2,832

2,614

1,307

8

53,157

4,430

2,215

2,045

1,023

75,647

6,304

3,152

2,910

1,455

For each additional family member, add:

 

5,408

$    451

$   226

$   208

$    104

$  7,696

$    642

$    321

$   296

$   148

 
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILDREN QUALIFY AS homeless, MIGRANT, or RUNAWAY?
 
Do the members of your household lack a permanent address? Are you staying together in a shelter, hotel, or other temporary housing arrangement? Does your family relocate on a seasonal basis? Are any children living with you who have chosen to leave their prior family or household? If you believe children in your household meet these descriptions and have not been told your children will qualify for free meals, please call or email Rory McCarthy (408) 558-3033  rmccarthy@CUHSD.org 

 

 DO I NEED TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FOR EACH CHILD?
 
Not if they are in the same school district. Complete one Application for Free & Reduced-Price Meals for all students in your household who attend schools within our district. Our electronic Applications cannot be processed unless they are complete- so you will know immediately when you fill it out, whether or not you qualify.
 
SHOULD I COMPLETE AN APPLICATION IF I RECEIVED A LETTER THIS SCHOOL YEAR SAYING MY CHILDREN ARE ALREADY APPROVED FOR FREE MEALS?
 
No, but please read the letter carefully and follow any instructions. If any children in your household were missing from your eligibility notification, please contact Rory McCarthy (408) 558-3033  rmccarthy@CUHSD.org immediately.
 
MY CHILD’S APPLICATION WAS APPROVED LAST YEAR. DO I NEED TO FILL OUT A NEW ONE?
 
Yes, if you want to participate in the meal program. Your child’s application is only good for one school year at a time, and for the first few days of the following school year. You must complete a new application by September 29, 2016 unless the school already informed you that your child is eligible for the new school year. If you do not complete a new application that is approved by the school or you have not been notified that your child is eligible for free meals, your child will be charged the full price for meals. 
 
I RECEIVE WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC) BENEFITS. CAN MY CHILDREN RECEIVE FREE MEALS?
 
Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals, but still need to complete an Application.
 
WILL THE INFORMATION I PROVIDE BE CHECKED?
 
Yes. School officials may verify the information on the Application at any time during the school year. You may be asked to send additional information to prove your income, or current eligibility for CalFresh, CalWORKS, or FDPIR.
 
IF I DO NOT QUALIFY NOW, MAY I APPLY LATER?
 
Yes, you can apply at any time during the school year.  For example, children with a parent or guardian who becomes unemployed may be eligible for free and reduced-price meals if the household income drops below the income limit.
 
What if I disagree with the school’s decision regarding my application?
 
Talk to the school officials or ask for a hearing by calling or writing to: Nancy Pfeiffer, chief business officer, at (408) 558-3030, npfeiffer@cuhsd.org.
 
MAY I APPLY IF SOMEONE IN MY HOUSEHOLD IS NOT A U.S. CITIZEN?
 
Yes. You, your children, or other household members do not have to be U.S. citizens to apply for free or reduced-price meals. 
 
WHAT IF SOME HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS HAVE NO INCOME TO REPORT?
 
All household members must be included on the Application even if the individual does not receive income. Whenever this happens, please write a “0” in the income field. However, if any income fields are left empty or blank, the income will be counted as zero. Please be careful when leaving income fields blank, as we will assume you meant to do so.
 
WHAT IF SOME HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS HAVE NO INCOME TO REPORT?
 
Your basic pay and cash bonuses must be reported as income. If you get any cash value allowances for off-base housing, food, or clothing, it must also be included as income. However, if your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance as income. Any additional combat pay resulting from deployment is also excluded from income.
 
My family needs additional financial assistance. Are there other programs we CAN apply for?
 
Yes. For information on CalFresh and CalWORKs, contact your county welfare department by reviewing the CalFresh Web page at http://www.calfresh.ca.gov/PG839.htm or by phone at 877-847-3663. For additional assistance in your local area, contact the California referral hotline by phone at 211. There are also resources through the Second Harvest Food Bank https://www.shfb.org/servicesprovided.
 
If you have other questions or need help, please contact Rory McCarthy (408) 558-3033  rmccarthy@CUHSD.org  or Christine Garcia-Cogliandro (408) 558-3032, cgcoglaindro@cuhsd.org  
 
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