School Meals Announcement
Carmi-White County C.U.S.D No. 5 is excited to announce that ALL enrolled CWC students can receive a free breakfast and lunch through the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option each school day in the 2021-2022 school year ensuring they are fueled and ready to learn!
SSO is administered by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). SSO is traditionally a program option for schools during the summer but flexibilities due to the pandemic make it available for the upcoming year.
Since free meals will be offered to all enrolled students, parents will not need to complete the household free and reduced eligibility application to qualify.
Why should students Take Part in Your School’s Free School Meal Program?
- USDA covers the cost of the meals for ALL STUDENTS. They are not taking meals away from someone who might need it more.
- SSO meals are a healthy balanced selection of grains, vegetables, milk, fruits, and protein foods. Check out this MyPlate Guide to School Lunch (https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/tn/SL_Infographic_81216a.pdf) and MyPlate Guide to School Breakfast(https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/tn/SB_Infographic_81216a.pdf).
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 https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, 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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.