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 or downloaded from the bottom of this webpage.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 this webpage.
Please download, print and fill out the following Free and Reduced Price Meal Application. Must be on the 2021-2022 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 7, 2021
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 7, 2021. HAVE ANY QUESTION PLEASE QUESTION PLEASE CONTACT THE FOOD SERVICE OFFICE.