A NEW APPLICATION MUST BE FILED OUT EACH SCHOOL YEAR.
- Children from households whose income is at or below the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines may be eligible for either free or reduced price meals.
- Children who are members of households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly the Food Stamp Program) or who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) may be automatically eligible for free meals.
- Children who are homeless, migrant, or runaway may also be automatically eligible for free meals. Contact the homeless liaison at 815-623-2837 for more information.
- Foster children, who are the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court, are eligible for free meals regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside.
- Children who are members of households participating in WIC may also be eligible for free or reduced-price meals based on the household's income.
- To apply for free or reduced price meals, households must only fill out one application per household per school district. Hononegah High School is a separate school district from Kinnikinnick School District.
- Applications may be submitted at any time during the school year especially if household income or other changes occur, but parents are encouraged to complete applications before the school year begins.
- If a household is not eligible now but has a change, such as a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, becomes unemployed or qualifies for SNAP or TANF, the household should contact the school for an application. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household's income falls at or below the levels shown in the income chart.
- Households who do not list a SNAP or TANF case number, must list the names of all household members, the amount and frequency of the income received by each household member, and the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. If the household member does not have a social security number, the household member must indicate that a social security number is not available. The application must be signed by an adult household member in order to be approved.
- The information households provide on the application will be used for determining eligibility and verification of data. Applications may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program officials.
- For further information, contact Jamie Carollo: firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-623-2837 ext.6163.
or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all
programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form , found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-
9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington,
D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com .Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).For any other information dealing
with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at
http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/contact_info/hotlines.htm . USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.