The Meridian School District works in partnership with our families and our community to educate each student in a safe and supportive learning environment to become a positive contributor to society.
The Food Service program is a non-profit business whose objective is to improve the health of students by providing a variety of safe, high quality, nutritious foods that students will enjoy eating at an affordable price.
The Food Service program, as an extension of the educational program of the schools, is operated under the federally funded National School Lunch Act and Child Nutrition Act. The federal laws regulating the food service programs are administered by the United States Department of Agriculture through regional office and implemented within Washington State by the Office of the Superintendent of public instruction.
Each school day in all Meridian Schools we offer a complete breakfast and lunch, nutritionally balanced with foods from the food pyramid. Menus are available at each school highlighting the variety of daily food choices including fresh fruits and vegetables.
Meal Pricing 2013-2014
*Free and reduced price breakfast and lunches are available for those children whose families meet federal income eligibility requirements. An application may be downloaded, and are also available in the school offices.
Free and Reduced Meals
Free and reduced price breakfast and lunches are available for those children whose families meet federal income eligibility requirements. An application may be downloaded, and are also available in the school offices.
If you feel you qualify for free or reduced pricing, please complete the application form, sign and return it to your child's school. Directions for completing the application are on the form. Children from families who are eligible for free and reduced price lunch are also eligible for free and reduced price breakfast.
A new application must be filled out each year. However, if your family qualified last year for free or reduced price meals, your children may eat at last year's determination until the new application is processed. If you did not participate in a free or reduced category last year and are completing an application for this school year, meals must be paid for at the full price until you receive a determination letter. You are responsible to pay any meal charges accrued before your application is processed. All applications are processed within 10 days after they are received in the food service office. Students receiving free or reduced price meals are not treated differently or singled out from those paying full price.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call(866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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