Free & Reduced Meal Application
Under the federally funded National School Breakfast and Lunch program, free and reduced price meals are available to all families that qualify for the program. Applications for Free & Reduced Price Meals are sent home with all students during the first week of school. Families that believe they are eligible should complete one application per family and return it to the school cafeteria. The application must be filled out in its entirety in order for it to be processed. Applications for income must be completed each school year. If an application is needed any time during the school year, it may be obtained from the office in your school building, downloaded from the bottom of this webpage, or available to apply online.
Transferring students must reapply for the new school district, the status does not transfer from the old district.
During the first thirty days of school, those students who were eligible for Free & Reduced Price Meals the prior year in the Hempfield Area School District will be given breakfast or lunch at the free or reduced price while a NEW application is being processed.
New applicants will not receive free or reduced price meals until their applications have been processed and approved.
If you received an email stating your family was Directly Certified you do not have to submit a paper application or online application.
In accordance with federal civil rights 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 (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, 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.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, 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:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
We are pleased to inform you that you can now submit Free and Reduced-Priced Meal Applications online by logging onto https://www.schoolcafe.com/. The application process is quick and easy. This process will require an adult to login using the Student ID of any student in your household. Applying online will speed up the determination process and benefits can be utilized sooner. Please remember to include all students in your household that attend the District on the same application.
*** When choosing a School District please verify it is Hempfield AREA School District. If you pick Hempfield School District that is the wrong district. ***
DOWNLOADING ONLINE FILES
The paper application for Free or Reduced Price Meals are available in each school's office and a copy is sent home on the first day of school (as described above). However, as a convenience, the paper application can be downloaded from the bottom of this webpage.
Please download, print and fill out the following Free and Reduced Price Meal Application. Must be on the 2022-2023 application file no others will be accepted.
The link below will provide applications in various languages if needed.
**IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT FREE/REDUCE APPLICATION**
THE CUT OFF DATE FOR THE LAST YEAR ROLL OVER FOR FREE/REDUCE LUNCH PRICE -THE CUT DATE IS OCTOBER 6, 2022
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY FILL OUT R/R APPLICATION FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR YOU DON'T HAVE TO FILL OUT ANOTHER APPLICATION. IF YOU HAVE NOT FILL OUT A APPLICATION FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR PLEASE GET THE APPLICATION FILL OUT AND TURN IN THE FOOD SERVICE OFFICE BY OCTOBER 6, 2022. HAVE ANY QUESTION PLEASE QUESTION PLEASE CONTACT THE FOOD SERVICE OFFICE.