IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING SCHOOL MEALS
FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 2022-2023

For the past two years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has offered waivers to Child Nutrition (CN) Programs across the United States, allowing these programs to offer all students breakfast and lunch, at no charge. These waivers will expire on the last day of school this year on May 26th, 2022. This means that starting next school year, 2022-2023, the CN programs across the nation will return to normal, pre-pandemic operations. Families will once again be asked to complete and submit a current school year Free/Reduced Meal Application if they would like to see if their students qualify based on the income of all family members. In the past years, the first 30 days of the school year carryover status from the previous school year applied. Some families may have chosen to not submit the meal applications these past couple of years, so that 30-day carryover will not be applicable. However, there is one thing that parents/guardians can do to ensure their students are ready to start the 2022-23 school year.

  1. Be on the watch for the new 2022-23 meal application to complete as soon as it is made available by USDA before the start of the school year. Make sure you provide all the information regarding incomes of any type. Include the case number for any SNAP benefits if that applies. Doing this will cover the student for the entire 2022-23 school year and no other steps will be necessary unless there is an income change during the school year. As long as the application is complete you will receive a letter from the Findlay City Schools Food Service office which will indicate if the application is approved or not. Until you receive approval, it is the responsibility of the parents /guardians to provide payment for any food items.

Findlay City Schools will provide notification as soon as USDA makes the new 2022-23 meal application available, in order for all families to be able to complete the meal application as soon as possible at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year.

Meal applications can be completed online by going to the FINAL FORMS on the District website.

The Child Nutrition Department is committed to assisting families and making this transition back to normal operations as easy as possible. Please feel free to contact our offices at 419-420-7014.

**This institution is an equal opportunity provider**