Turn in Applications to:
Turn in paper applications to your school site office or the Food Service office at Laguna Middle School. It takes up to 10 days to process a paper application. For faster results, please apply online at www.lunchapplication.com (24 hour processing).
Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained at www.lunchapplication.com OR printed, filled out and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by e-mail or regular mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.
There is NO CHARGE for reduced priced meals this school year, if qualified! We hope you will join us for breakfast and lunch meals daily!
Students may be qualified to receive free or reduced price meals either through a Meal Application or through Direct Certification.
Meal Application Eligibility is based upon income versus the number of people in the household, in accordance with guidelines set by the federal government. Please submit only ONE application per household – even if you have children at different schools in the school district. (Note: Eligibility for foster children is based upon the child’s personal use income. Monies provided for the child’s care are excluded.) Direct Certification Students may be authorized to receive free meals based upon any of the following:
Meal eligibility must be renewed each school year! Eligibility for free or reduced meals from the 2020-21 school year will expire on October 5, 2020. Please submit a new application prior to that date to ensure continuation of benefits.
For returning students, the eligibility for free or reduced price meals expires after the first 30 days of the new school year, unless re-qualified for free or reduced price meals.
BENEFITS FOR QUALIFIED MEAL PROGRAM APPLICANTS:
If you qualify for free or reduced price meals, you may also be eligible to receive additional food assistance from the state. Follow the links below for more information on how to apply for additional assistance.
Charter Spectrum: Households that qualify can receive high speed internet access for $14.00 per month. For wifi, the cost is an additional $5.00 per month. For more information visit the https://www.spectrum.com/browse/content/spectrum-internet-assist.htmlor call Spectrum at 1-844-525-1574.
AT&T: AT&T offers low cost home internet at speeds between 768 kilobits - 10 megabits starting at $5.00 month with Wi-Fi gateway included. For more information go to https://www.att.com/shop/internet/accessor call 855-220-5211for Espanol 855-220-5225
CalFresh: CalFresh is a federal supplemental nutrition program for families and individuals that meet certain income and asset guidelines. Food stamp benefits help supplement your food budget and allow families to buy nutritious food. You can be working and still qualify for food stamps. If you qualify for food stamps you can use these benefits to purchase food at most grocery stores, convenience stores, and food markets.To apply or find out if you are eligible, call Feeding America at 858-863-6635 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of the CalFresh team will pre-screen you over the phone and get you started on the application process.
Women, Infants & Children (WIC): The WIC program is a supplemental nutrition program that helps pregnant women, infants, and children (up to age five) eat well, stay healthy, and be active. At no cost to you, WIC provides you and your family with food, education, and resources. WIC is federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. Find out if you’re eligible!
Nutrition Education: Nutrition tips and healthy recipes, cooking classes, and demonstrations, and a wellness program. Some classes are also available online.
Breastfeeding Support: Individual support, group discussions, breast pumps, Help Line, and online help. Peer counseling classes are also available at some of our WIC offices.
Groceries: Checks for nutritious foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, cereal, baby food, peanut butter, beans, juice, tofu, and soy milk.
Community Resources: Referrals to other resources in the community for things like parenting, childcare, medical, dental care, and more.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of 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 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: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.