Meal Benefit Program
Free and Reduced Benefit Information
The Free & Reduced Price Meal Benefits Program is a part of the National Child Nutrition Program. This program makes Free or Reduced priced meals available to qualifying households.
The Oregon Legislature provides funding that eliminates the reduced price payment for School Breakfast and Lunch, therefore for the 2022-23 school year, breakfast and lunch will be accessible at no charge to students who qualify for reduced price meals.
- Households must submit a new free & reduced application each school year.
- Applications may take up to ten days to process and households are responsible for meal payment until the application is approved.
- Returning students maintain the previous year’s status for the first 30 days of the new school year.
- Households may apply for free or reduced-price meals at any time during the school year. If you are not eligible now but have a change later, such as a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, become unemployed, or receive SNAP, TANF, or FDPIR benefits, complete an application at that time.
- You will be notified if your application is approved or denied. If you need help with this application, please contact Terri Rood at 541-549-4057.
- The school may verify information on the application at any time during the school year.
- If your household qualifies for Free or Reduced Meal Benefits, your students may also qualify for the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). Please contact OHP at 1-800-359-9517 for more information.
If you would like to apply for free or reduced meals please follow the link below:
You may also pick up and fill out an application at any of the school offices or at the district office.
Please print and complete the “Sharing Free Reduced Info Form” and the “Meals Application” in the Downloads section. When completed, return them to your child’s school. If you have questions, please contact Terri Rood at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-549-4057.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, and American Sign Language) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online, at https://www.ocio.usda.gov/document/ad-3027, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
(2) Fax: (833)256-1665 or (202) 690-7442
(3) Email: email@example.com
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.