Culver City Observer -

School District OKs Free or Low-Cost Meals for Students

 

August 9, 2018

The Culver City Unified School District has announced its guidelines for the thousands of local students who qualify for free or low-cost nutritious meals every school day under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

Many Culver residents don't know that their students deserve free or low-cost breakfasts and lunches each school day because the parents mistakenly believe that they earn too much money for their children to qualify.

Students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the family's household income is less than or equal to the financial guidelines shown in this chart.

Free Eligibility Scale for Breakfast, Lunch, and Milk

Household Size Year Month Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Week

1 $15,782 $1,316 $658 $607 $304

2 $21,398 $1,784 $892 $823 $412

3 $27,014 $2,252 $1,126 $1,039 $520

4 $32,630 $2,720 $1,360 $1,255 $628

5 $38,246 $3,188 $1,594 $1,471 $736

6 $43,862 $3,656 $1,828 $1,687 $844

7 $49,478 $4,124 $2,062 $1,903 $952

8 $55,094 $4,592 $2,296 $2,119 $1,060

For each additional family member add $5,616 $468 $234 $216 $108

Reduced-price Eligibility Scale for Breakfast and Lunch

Household Size Year Month Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Week

1 $22,459 $1,872 $936 $864 $432

2 $30,451 $2,538 $1,269 $1,172 $586

3 $38,443 $3,204 $1,602 $1,479 $740

4 $46,435 $3,870 $1,935 $1,786 $893

5 $54,427 $4,536 $2,268 $2,094 $1,047

6 $62,419 $5,202 $2,601 $2,401 $1,201

7 $70,411 $5,868 $2,934 $2,709 $1,355

8 $78,403 $6,534 $3,267 $3,016 $1,508

For each additional family member add $7,992 $666 $333 $308 $154

Households do not need to turn in an application when the household receives a notification letter saying that all children automatically qualify for free meals when any household member receives benefits from CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR. Children who meet the definition of foster, homeless, migrant, or runaway, and children enrolled in their school's Head Start program, are eligible for free meals.

Contact school officials if any child in the household is not on the notification letter. The household must let school officials know if they do not want to receive free or reduced-price meals.

Applications will be sent to the household with a letter about the free and reduced-price meal program. Households that want to apply for meal benefits must fill out one application for all children in the household and deliver or mail it to the Culver City School District's office, 4401 Elenda St.

The District also will accept requests through its online application, http://www.culvercafe.org.

For more help, contact Culver City School representative Judith Quinonez at (310) 842-4200.

 

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