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  • USDA WAIVER TO END, MEAL CHARGES TO RETURN IN THE FALL

     

    What does this mean for families?

    In the fall of 2022, families need to pay full price for student meals or submit an application with the National School Lunch Program to qualify for free or reduced meals. The 2022 – 2023 application for free or reduced meals is now available on the district website.

    The cost for next year’s meals is listed in the chart below.

    About the National School Lunch Program

    The National School Lunch Program provides nutritionally balanced, reduced-cost or free meals to children each school day. The program is managed by the USDA. All children in households receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or the Temporary Assistance Program for Needy Families (TANF) can get free meals regardless of their family’s income. Also, children can get free or reduced-price meals if their household income is within the limits on the Federal Income Chart.

    West Fargo Public Schools encourages all families to complete the free/reduced meal application, as the federal program provides more than just meals:

    • School Funding: The amount of funding the district receives is dependent on our rate of free/reduced students, as is our eligibility for additional grant funding. Ensuring our free/reduced rate is an accurate representation of our district is vital in providing a valuable education.
    • School Meals: Most commonly associated with the free/reduced application is the opportunity to receive free or discounted school meals for children. Eligibility is based on family size and income.
    • Activities: Families enrolled in the federal free/reduced meals program are eligible for fee waivers associated with student activities.
    • College Applications: Families enrolled in the federal free/reduced meal program are eligible for fee waivers associated with the college application process at select universities.
    • Standardized Tests: Families enrolled in the federal free/reduced meal program are eligible for fee waivers associated with national standardized tests (ACT, SAT, and AP Exams).

     

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Dana Rieth

Director of Food Service

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Food Service Meal Prices 2022-2023

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