No Cost Student Meals

No Cost Student Meals
Posted on 07/19/2021
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Lowndes County Schools will serve NO COST meals through USDA’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO) throughout the 2021-2022 School Year. This option maintains the nutrition standards of the standard school meal program – including a strong emphasis on providing fruits and vegetables, fluid milk, whole grains, and sensible calorie levels. We encourage all students to participate in the breakfast and lunch program offered at all Lowndes County Schools. Families do not have to submit a meal application to eat at NO COST.

 

Nondiscrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. 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.