Published April 13th, 2022
BVE offers free or reduced-price meals to children
Submitted by Michelle Foxworthy
Burton Valley Elementary School recently announced its policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program, effective through May 27. Children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household income is less than or equal to the federal guidelines.
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 give it to the nutrition office at 3477 School Street, Lafayette CA 94549.
For a simple and secure method to apply, use the online application at Contact Michelle Foxworthy at (925) 927-3503 for help filling out the application. The school will let you know if your application is approved or denied for free or reduced-price meals.

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