The National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs as administered by Orange County Public Schools provides free and reduced priced meals for children unable to pay the full price.
Students from households who receive food stamps and/or Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) and who have a social security number on file at the school may be eligible for direct certification. Students approved by direct certification are not required to have an application on file.
Application forms are sent home the first week of school with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free or reduced priced meals, parents of students not approved by direct certification must fill out the application and return it to the school as soon as possible. Additional copies are available in the principal's office.
Children from households with incomes of less than or equal to the income criteria may be eligible for either free or reduced priced meals.
Important: A new application must be filled out at the beginning of each school year in order for meal benefits to continue. Meal benefits begin on the day the application is approved at the Food & Nutrition Services office and continue throughout the school year in which the application is approved, the summer, and approximately the first twenty days of next school year. Any student who does not have a current application on file at the school site will be unable to receive meal benefits after September 12, 2005.
If you have any questions, please contact Food & Nutrition Services at 407-317-3966.