Food Services Policy

Policy Statement National School Lunch Program

Free/reduced price meals  The National School Lunch and Breakfast Program is a federally subsidized program and your child(ren) may be eligible to receive free or reduced price meals. You and your child(ren) do not have to be a U.S. citizen to qualify for free or reduced price meals. Application for meal benefits must be completed each school year and only one application is needed per household. If you wish to apply, applications can be completed by paper available at elementary, middle & high schools as well as the main Food Service Department Office located at 498 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay CA 94019. 

They can also be filled out online at the following link . 

Follow this link for meal benefit information and to download the application

Processing of an application takes 7-10 operating days. For more information call the Food Service Office at 650-865-5530

 

Wellness Policy 2021

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Frequently Asked Questions

Non-Discrimination 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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint 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.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Homeless, runaway, and migrant children

Contact the homeless advocate at your child(ren) school(s) or call 1-650-712-7109 to see if your child(ren) qualify if you have not been informed that they will receive free meals. 

Military housing allowance 

If your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance as income. All other allowances must be included in your gross income. 

Confidentiality 

Food Service officials use the information supplied on the application to decide if your child(ren) should receive free or reduced price meals. This information can be released to other federal education programs and to state health and education programs. 

How to apply for meal benefits/processing time 

Application for meal benefits must be completed each school year and only one application is needed per household. Paper applications are provided to children at participating schools at the beginning of each school year, however should you need another application you can obtain one from the school cafeteria at your child's school or the District’s Food Service office. Once a paper application is complete return it to the school cafeteria manager, school office or mail to Food Service, 498 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay CA 94019, making sure to be complete and accurate as possible as incomplete and illegible applications will be returned. Applications are processed in the main Food Service office and benefits begin once eligibility has been determined. Processing of an application takes 7-10 operating days. To reduce processing time we encourage you to apply online. 

Verification 

Your eligibility may be checked at any time during the school year. Food Service officials may ask you to send documentation to prove that your child(ren) should receive free or reduced price meal benefits. 

Fair hearing

If you do not agree with Food Service decision regarding eligibility of your meal benefit application or results to verification, you may discuss it with Food Service officials. You have a right to ask for a fair hearing. You may do this by calling 1-650-712-7167 or writing to the Coordinator of Food Services, 498 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. 

Reapplication 

You may apply for meal benefits at anytime during the school year, if you are not eligible now. For example, if you have a decrease in household income, become unemployed, have an increase in family size or become a participant of: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (CalFresh), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR). 

Use of information statement 

This explains how we will use the information you give us. The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult househould member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules. While disclosure of the last four digits of a social security number is voluntary the National School Lunch Act requires the last four digits of a social security number or indication of "none" for approval of the application. 


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