Free and Reduced Meals

The following is important information regarding free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

On August 31, 2020, the federal government announced free breakfast and lunch for all students in all districts across the nation until June 30, 2021. This waiver was extended until June 30, 2022.

The free meal waiver will not be extended beyond June 30, 2022. Effective September 2022, families will need to complete and submit a Free and Reduced Meal Application in order to receive free breakfast and lunch meal benefits for their children. Those families who do not qualify will need to pay for school meals. The price for meals will be approved by the Brockport Board of Education and will be listed on the District website under the Food Service department tab.

If you submitted an application for the 2021-22 school year and qualified, your benefits will be carried over until October 18, 2022, at which time you will need to submit a new application. If you have not yet completed the 2021-22 Free and Reduced Priced Meals Applicationthere is till time to apply. Benefits of filling out an application and qualifying include, allowing students to request waivers for AP exams, SAT or ACT tests and/or college applications. Completed applications should be returned by mail, fax or email. 

  • Mail: Brockport Central School District, Office of Food Service, 40 Allen St. Brockport, NY 14420
  • Fax: (585) 637-1849
  • Email: [email protected]

The 2022-23 Free and Reduced Meal Application will be available this summer on this website and will be inserted in the District calendar that is mailed to families in August. 

For more information, please call Administrative Assistant Jessica Ernstberger at 637-1846, or myself at 637-7449, ext. 2670.

Sincerely,

Stacey Snyder
Director of Food Service


Ways to Qualify for Free or Reduced Priced Meals
Direct Certification Matching Process

The Brockport Central District Food Service Department  participates in the Direct Certification Matching Process (DCMP). A joint effort has been made between the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Child Nutrition Office to provide access to confidential electronic data to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs). Direct Certification data includes: the case name (parent/guardian), student’s name (first, middle initial, last), date of birth, age, address (street, city, state, zip code) and name of Assistance Program/Case type (SNAP/TANF/Medicaid). All DCMP users must certify that this information will remain confidential in compliance with the disclosure statement provided. LEA data systems must be able to match students by indicating the corresponding Assistance Program (i.e.SNAP, TANF, Medicaid).

LEAs are required to conduct the online DCMP with SNAP at least three times per school year. DCMP data files will be available for LEAs to access in July, October, January and April. The DCMP available in July must be completed by August 31. The second DCMP available in October must be completed by November 30. The third DCMP available in January must be completed by February 28. It is recommended to access the additional data provided in April, which is beneficial for LEAs planning to participate in the Community Eligibility Option (CEO).

A letter from this office will be mailed in late August confirming your free meal status once this process has taken place.

Free and Reduced Price Application

If either of these options are not applicable, a Free and Reduced Price Application MUST be completed for your child/children to receive free or reduced meals. Applications will be mailed to all households with children in the district in August. They can be mailed to our office or dropped off to the Oliver Middle School Food Service mailbox located in the main office. Forms are also located on the bottom of this page . You will be notified by mail of the status of your child(ren)'s eligibility. Please feel free to contact our office at 637-1846 if you have any questions or concerns.

PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT

Privacy Act Statement: This explains how we will use the information you give us. The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number are not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Food Stamp, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration or enforcement of the lunch & breakfast programs. we MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.

DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS

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 protected]

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

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