A NEW Free & Reduced meal applications must be completed each year. Please do not use an application dated for the 2019-20 school year. New Applications will be available at the end of July.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 anytime 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.
Please read the instructions carefully:
It will be 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 or link found below.
Be sure that your child has money on his/her meal account until you receive formal notice that the 2020-21 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. Please give 10 days to receive notification of letters of eligibility.Completed and signed applications can be submitted via one of the 3 methods:
- ONLINE application (quickest approval process-typically within 24 hours. Will receive letter of notification see below**)
- Return a Paper application** available at any school) to any school cafeteria OR via US mail to: Food & Nutrition Services, 1140 Dahlonega Hwy, Cumming GA 30040
**All applications will be processed within 10 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. Please give time for approval process and notification before contacting School Nutrition office.For questions, please call Sandra Mckinzie firstname.lastname@example.org x202427 or by email:
“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 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 Rights1400 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.
Notice for Language and Disability Assistance for the School Nutrition Program
The Forsyth Co website has the abiltiy to be translated into other languages using the Google Translate feature (button in upper right corner of website/page).
If you have difficulty communicating with us or understanding this information because you do not speak English or have a disability, please let us know. Contact the ESOL coordinator at your child's school. Free language assistance or other aids and services are available upon request.
Si tiene dificultades para comunicarse con nosotros, o para entender esta información porque no habla inglés o tiene alguna discapacidad, por favor infórmenos. Comuníquese con la coodinadora de ESOL en la escuela de su hijo. Tenemos disponibilidad de servicios gratuitos de ayuda en otros idiomas y otro tipo de asistencia y servicios cuando lo solicite.