FREE AND REDUCED MEAL PROGRAM
Meal benefit applications for the 2023-2024 school year are being accepted now. Completed meal benefit applications can be mailed to Michelle Barber, 23 Highland Avenue Westerly RI 02891 or scanned/emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org If you need a copy, please contact Michelle at 401-315-1502.
If you've received a notice from the State of RI stating your child(ren) have direct certification to receive free school meals in the 2023-2024 school year, you do not have to fill out an application. Feel free to contact Michelle Barber if you have any questions regarding your child's eligibility, or if you need assistance in filling out a meal application. If you think you may qualify for free or reduced meals, families are strongly encouraged to complete a meal benefit application. You may also apply online using our new digital application at www.myschoolapps.com
Non-Discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Further, the Rhode Island Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, race, color, religion, national origin or disability. To file a complain of discriminatin with the State of Rhodei Island, write to the Rhode Island Department of Education, Director of Education, Director, Office of Equity and Access, 255 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 or call (401) 222-8979.