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Summer 2022 Meal Pick-up Schedule (Sign-ups Start Wednesday, June 29, 2022)

 

Why are Summer Meals for Students Free?

The Federal Government has extended the Keep Kids Fed Act, allowing our school district to continue to provide nutritious breakfast and lunch meals to all school-aged children throughout the summer months.  Therefore, a student meal pick-up program will be implemented beginning on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 running through Wednesday, August 30, 2022.

 

How Do I Sign-up to Receive Free Student Meals?

We ask for your partnership in ensuring the appropriate number of meals are available for students by signing-up to receive nutritious meals. Sign-ups for your student(s) begin on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Please complete the Summer 2022 Meal Pick-Up Participation Form on a weekly basis.

 

The deadline for completing this form each week is Friday by 3:00pm for meal pick-up the following Wednesday. So for example, if you sign-up before 3:00pm on Friday, July 1st you can pick-up meals on Wednesday, July 6th.

 

When and Where Do I Pick-up my Free Student Meals?

The pick-up location for every Wednesday will be Memorial Elementary School (485 Adelphia Road, Freehold). The hours for pick-up on Wednesdays are between 11:00am - 12:00pm. The provided meal bag will contain 5 breakfast meals and 5 lunch meals (with cooking instructions) and milk, for each student listed on your sign-up form.If you have further questions please contract [email protected].

 
 
Questions regarding the Free & Reduced or P-EBT programs can be emailed to: [email protected]
 
Summer 2022 P-EBT Reimbursement for Free & Reduced Eligible Students
 
The federal Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) reimbursement program has been approved for children who meet the following criteria:
 
  • Students who were participating in the Free & Reduced (F&R) Price School Meals program at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Students who currently qualify for the F&R program between July 1, 2022 and September 5, 2022, which is the cut-off date for accepting F&R applications that, if eligible, qualify for the P-EBT program.
Note: Children age 6 and under who receive SNAP benefits will automatically receive their benefits from the Department of Human Services
 
Those students who are eligible for P-EBT will receive a one-time benefit of $391 to cover the entire summer period via a P-EBT card issued through the Department of Human Services, which will be mailed directly to your home in late-August/mid-September. We are strongly encouraging you to apply for the F&R program before the P-EBT deadline of September 5, 2022. Online and paper applications can be found in the section below.

 

 

2022-2023 Free & Reduced Price School Meals Program (F&R)

 

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, reduced-cost or free breakfast and lunch to children each school day.

 

In the 2022-2023 school year, the federal government is no longer providing waivers for free school meals for students who do not participate in the Free & Reduced (F&R) Price School Meals program; however, they are providing no cost meals to those qualifying for Reduced price meal benefits, in additional to those who qualify for Free. Additionally, we are encouraging all households to complete an application, even if you believe you may not qualify, as the information obtained may be used for other statistical evaluations and grant opportunities that may benefit the school district.

 

If you do not apply or if you do not qualify for the program, the full priced lunch is $3.00 and a full priced breakfast is $2.00. If you, for any reason, feel your child may need meal assistance, please complete a lunch application below to see if you qualify for the F&R program benefits.

 

Online Application:

 

You may also download and print a copy of the application or call your school's front office to request a paper copy.

 

Paper Copy:

 

Free and Reduced Priced Meals Eligibility Criteria
Children may qualify for free or reduced-price school meals based on household income and size.

 

Children may be determined “categorically eligible” for free meals through participation in certain Federal Assistance Programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or based on their status as a homeless, migrant, runaway or foster child. Children enrolled in a federally-funded Head Start Program, or a comparable State-funded pre-kindergarten program, are also categorically eligible for free meals.

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Digital Nutrition Resources for Kids:  Learn in fun ways how to pick the right breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack foods to eat so you can grow up healthy and smart! You can access these fun resources here.