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    A NEW Free & Reduced meal applications must be completed each year prior to Sept. 15th
     
    The Free and Reduced Priced Meal Program is available to assist families during times of financial hardship. The School Nutrition Program accepts free and reduced meal applications throughout the entire school year. 
     
    Students approved for free or reduced priced meals may eat a breakfast AND lunch meal free or at the reduced cost.  Parents can be assured that the information supplied on the application is kept strictly confidential and student identification is protected with computer software at the cashier station. 

    For faster processing (often within 48 hours), access our ONLINE application by clicking this link:  https://schoolmealapp.forsyth.k12.ga.us
     
      
    Please read the instructions carefully, as the application has changed significantly. 
    This is a household application, so please submit only one (1) application per entire family/household via either online application or by returning paper application received at school.
     
    Be sure that your child has money on his/her meal account until you receive formal notice that the 2016-17 F&R meal application has been approved.  You will see a confirmation # at the end of the online process; however, this is to let you know the application was submitted for review - this is not an official notification of approved eligibility.
     
    Notification letters of eligibility status will be sent via the primary email address listed on your student's school registration - check SPAM folders.  If an email address is not available, letters of eligibility will be sent by US Mail.
     
    Completed and signed applications can be submitted via one of the 3 methods:
    • online application link will be posted here (quickest application process)
    • paper application* (received at school) returned to any school cafeteria
    • paper application* returned via US mail to:
      Food & Nutrition Services, 1140 Dahlonega Hwy, Cumming GA 30040

    *Applications will be processed within 10 school days of receipt at the central office. Eligibility for students approved for free or reduced priced meals will be effective within an hour of being processed at the central office. Written notification of approval or denial will be sent via US mail or to a valid email address provided with the online application on the day the application is processed.  Determinations cannot be given over the phone.

     
    If you have any questions, please call Joe Sanders 770-888-3473 x202427 or email jsanders@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     

    “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: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”


     
    Last Modified on August 12, 2016
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