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Last Updated: 5/2/2022 7:58 PM

 

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COVID-19

COVID-19 USDA Free Lunch Program-Updated

COVID-19 USDA Free Feeding Program

For Immediate Release

Idaho children will receive free school meals this year; income guidelines set

(BOISE) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering free meals to all children in eligible schools running USDA meal programs for the 2021-22 school year. This “Seamless Summer Option” also was offered last year because of the pandemic.

However, each year the USDA sets new income guidelines for the free and reduced-price meals provided through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, and for free milk in schools operating the Special Milk Program, and parents can submit applications even if all meals are being provided for free, the Idaho State Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs announced.

During school year 2021-22, all Idaho schools running USDA school meal programs are eligible to operate the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) providing free meals to all children in eligible schools.  If a school chooses to operate as a “closed enrolled site,” the meals are available only to enrolled children. If a school chooses to operate as an “open site” the meals are available to all area children.  Families should check with their districts to see which option will be offered.

Families must have the option to complete an application for free or reduced-price meals even though their school is providing free meals to all children. Households will be notified by the district if their school chooses to operate the National School Breakfast and/or Lunch program and will be collecting applications and charging the children for meals based on their reduced-price or paid status.

Households will be notified of any child’s eligibility for free meals if the individual child is known to be receiving educational support through migrant, homeless or runaway education, Head Start or court-ordered foster care. Children in households receiving Food Stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance to Families in Idaho (TAFI) or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) are eligible for free meals. No other application or verification of eligibility is required for students directly certified.

The 2021-22 income guidelines are:

 

Reduced Price Meals

Participants may qualify for reduced price meals if the household income falls at or below the limits on this chart

Household Size

Annual

Monthly

Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

1

23,828

1,986

993

917

459

2

32,227

2,686

1,343

1,240

620

3

40,626

3,386

1,693

1,563

782

4

49,025

4,086

2,043

1,886

943

5

57,424

4,786

2,393

2,209

1,105

6

65823

5,486

2,743

2,532

1,266

7

74,222

6,186

3,093

2,855

1,428

8

82,621

6,886

3,443

3,178

1,589

For each additional family member add

8,399

700

350

324

162

 

 

Free Meals

Participants may qualify for free meals if the household income falls at or below the limits on this chart

Household Size

Annual

Monthly

Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

1

16,744

1,396

698

644

322

2

22,646

1,888

944

871

436

3

28,548

2,379

1,190

1,098

549

4

34,450

2,871

1,436

1,325

663

5

40,352

3,363

1,682

1,552

776

6

46,254

3,855

1,928

1,779

890

7

52,156

4,347

2,174

2,006

1,003

8

58,058

4,839

2,420

2,233

1,117

For each additional family member add

5,902

492

246

227

114

Applications may be submitted any time during the year. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed are eligible for free or reduced-price meals or for free milk during the period of unemployment, provided that the loss of income causes household income to be within the eligibility criteria. Information provided on an application may be verified at any time during the school year. An application cannot be approved unless it contains the following information:

A Food Stamp, SNAP or TAFI case number (not Medicaid) for each child, or an indication that the household is receiving FDPIR and the signature of an adult household member.

OR

The names of all household members, the amount and source of income received by each household member in the prior month, the signature of an adult household member, the actual number of household members, and the last four digits of the Social Security number of the adult household member who signs the application (or an indication that the signer has no Social Security number).

Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the school official who determines eligibility may discuss the decision with the official.  Parents wishing to make a formal appeal may make a written or oral request to the school’s food service hearing officer (contact the school food service office for the name, address, and phone number of the officer) for a hearing on the decision.

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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.

 

2021-2022 Free Lunches

Great News! Free lunches for ALL students will continue for the 2021-2022 school year! This means all our students are able to have school lunch for FREE this coming school year!

 

2020-2021 USDA Free Lunch Program for Victory Charter School students
Good News –the USDA has extended its COVID-19 free feeding program for all of the 2020-2021 school year, or as long as funding continues!
For us, this means ALL of our Victory students will receive FREE lunches from now until the end of the school year.
Please note: Lunches will not be available as follows: October break (Oct.1-18), Thanksgiving break (Nov.23-29), Christmas break (Dec.21-Jan.10), Spring break (March 25-April 11), federal holidays (Jan.18, Feb. 15, May 31). 

Victory kindergarten parents can pick up free lunches from our café between 11:30 pm to 12:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Due to strict social-distancing protocols, no one can enter the school for meal pickup. Therefore, kindergarten parents must park their cars in the parking lot and walk to the back of the school where there will be signs on the door being used to distribute meals.

Nutrition Nuggets

Nutrition Nuggets May 2022

Nutrition Nuggets March and April 2022

Nutrition Nuggets February 2022

Nutrition Nuggets January 2022

Nutrition Nuggets November 2021

Nutrition Nuggets October 2021

Lunch Times

1st-2nd Grade: 11:15-11:45 pm
3rd-4th Grade: 11:45-12:15 pm
5th-6th Grade: 12:15-12:45 pm
7th-8th Grade: 10:45-11:15 am

Wellness Policy Information

Wellness Policy Document 8200-8250

2019-2020 Wellness Policy Progress Report – Victory Charter School

Lunch Room News

MySchoolBucks Announcement:

NEW! Pay for Student Meals Online. You can set up your account as early as 1/16/2020, but will not be able to use it until January 23rd.  We will ask that you don’t add money the old ezschoolpay after that date. Any money left on the ezschoolpay will be transferred on January 22nd.

 

Victory is excited to offer MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check.
You can also view recent purchases, check balances, and set-up low balance alerts for FREE!

MySchoolBucks provides:

  • Convenience – Available 24/7 on the web or through our mobile app for your smartphone
  • Efficiency – Make payments for all your students, even if they attend different schools within the district. Eliminate the need for your students to take money to school.
  • Control – Set low balance alerts, view account activity, recurring/automatic payments & more!
  • Flexibility – Make payments using credit/debit cards and electronic checks.
  • Security – MySchoolBucks adheres to the highest security standards.

Enrollment is easy!

  1. Go to MySchoolBucks.com or download the mobile app and register for a free account.
  2. Add your students using their school name and student ID.
  3. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check.

A program fee may apply.  You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose, before you are charged. 

If you have any questions, contact MySchoolBucks directly:

Thank you,
Debby Hall, Food Service Director

2020-21 Lunch Prices

  • Grades 1 through 6:  $2.25
  • Grades 7 through 12:  $2.50
  • Adults:  $4.00
  • Milk: $.40

Students also have the option to purchase extra treats after they have eaten their lunch.

Federal Free and Reduced Lunch applications are in enrollment packets. You need to re-apply each year.  If you were enrolled at another school, you need to re-apply.  If you were enrolled in the previous year, students will receive benefits for a two week grace period until new applications can be processed.   If at any time during the school year your situation has changed and you wish to re-apply for enrollment in this program, applications are in the school office.

PLEASE ONLY COMPLETE THE ONLINE VERSION AT THIS TIME.

2020-21 Free and Reduced Application-English
2020-21 Free and Reduced Application-Spanish
Free and Reduced Application-Online



USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement-English

Declaración de No Discriminación del USDA en Español

Free & Reduced Lunch Program Frequently Asked Questions
2020-21 Free and Reduced- Frequently Asked Questions-Parent Letter
2020-21 Free and Reduced- Frequently Asked Questions-Parent Letter-Spanish

More Frequently Asked Questions
More Frequently Asked Questions-English
More Frequently Asked Questions-Spanish

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If a day’s lunch menu includes peanut butter and jelly, substitute  “cheese sandwich”.  Our menus are used by three charter school districts.   Students should not bring lunches or snacks containing peanuts or peanut products to school.