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Reminder: Free meals are available to all Onteora Central School District Kids!

Dear Families,

We need your help! You may already know, but we wanted to send out a reminder that Onteora Central School District has been approved to offer FREE MEALS TO ALL KIDS (AGE 18 & YOUNGER) until the end of June 2021.

Who can get free meals?

Any student, whether they are doing in-person learning at school, hybrid or remote learning at home, can get free meals.

This includes younger children who are not in school yet, children enrolled in other districts and children who are homeschooled.

Where are the free meals available?

Meals are available for pick-up at the MS/HS on Wednesdays, 11am-1pm or 4pm-6pm.  This will include 5 Breakfast and 5 lunches. Please fill out form the following form https://forms.gle/94sxiLQZ3pyC69L57. Children do not have to be present for meal pick-up.

Why have things kept changing?

Our program has to follow certain rules set at the national level by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). We have made changes based on what is allowed by the USDA.

What else do I need to know? 

You can submit a school meal application to help strengthen our school and meal program! Submitting an application is a win-win for schools and families. Schools can receive additional funding and families who qualify for free school meals may also qualify to receive additional benefits such as P-EBT food benefits. 

How can I learn more?

If you have questions, please contact Christine Downs, School Lunch Manager, at (845)657-2373 ext. 2181 or email at cdowns@onteora.k12.ny.us

Stay positive, keep healthy and be safe!

Sincerely,

 

Christine Downs
School Lunch Manager
Onteora CSD
(845)657-2373 ext. 2181

Nondiscrimination 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, 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.
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