FREE and REDUCED LUNCH PROGRAM
Meal applications for the 2021-2022 school year may be submitted at any time. Completed meal applications can be mailed to Michelle Barber, 23 Highland Avenue Westerly RI 02891 or scanned/emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also schedule a day/time to drop off your completed meal application. If you need a copy of the meal application, contact Michelle Barber 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 lunch in the 2021-2022 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.
REMINDER: The USDA has approved districts to use the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) food program for school year 2021-2022. All Westerly Public Schools were approved to serve free grab and go meals to all WPS students. Families are strongly encouraged to complete a meal application for the 21-22 school year, as eligibility for community programs, scholarships, waivers and P-EBT cards may be based on a child's free or reduced meal eligibility. Contact Michelle Barber if you have any questions.
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, 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:
MAIL: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant to the Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or FAX: (202) 690-7442 or EMAIL: email@example.com
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 complaint of discrimination with the State of Rhode Island, write to the Rhode Island Department of Education, Director, Office of Equity and Access, 255 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 or call (401) 222-8979.