To provide nutritious and attractive meals that contribute to the nutritional and educational needs of our students as well as establishing healthy lifelong eating habits.
Renee Dykstra, Child Nutrition Director, 559-924-6844
Child Nutrition Department: 559-925-6294
Business hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm
100 Vine Street
Lemoore, CA 93245
The Child Nutrition Department offers a meal payment option as well as a free and reduced price meal program to all students enrolled in the Lemoore Union Elementary School District in grades K-8.
If your student attends school at the Naval Air Station or Stratford Elementary please contact your school district: Central Union. If your student attends Lemoore High School please apply at the high school.
** In order to qualify for the Free or Reduced price meal program you must submit a meal application and meet ONE of the following requirements (only for households that do not receive a letter from our office during the Summer or during the school year notifying you that your student was Directly Certified for Free or Reduced school meals):
1. You receive CalFresh, CalWorks, Foster Care, or FDPIR (Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations) for your students who are enrolled in one of our schools.
2. Your income is within the guidelines established by USDA for free or reduced price meal program. (The Income Guidelines chart is shown below)
Each school year you may complete an Application for Free or Reduced Price meals (if you would like to apply) ONLINE or at your child's SCHOOL.
** Every attempt will be made to send you a response in the MAIL within 2 weeks with the eligibility results.
For further information please call the Child Nutrition Department at 559-925-6294 between the hours of 7:30am and 4:00pm from Monday to Friday.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Child Nutrition - Meal Account Payment
Forgot to Send Lunch Money?
**Please don't forget to stop recurring payments during Summer**
EZSchoolPay.com lets you add money to your elementary or Liberty Middle School child's meal account and check their balance anytime using your Visa or Mastercard.
**IMPORTANT: Once they start attending the Lemoore High School you will need to set up a new meal account for your student and to make their payments as their elementary/Liberty Middle School meal accounts will not transfer to the high school.
Please contact the school office clerk for any assistance or view the Help option located at EZSchoolPay.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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Free & Reduced Lunch Applications
The Lemoore Elementary School District takes part in the National School Lunch and / or School Breakfast Programs. Meals are served every school day. If your student attends schools at the Naval Air Station or Stratford Elementary please contact your school district Central Unified. If your student attends Lemoore High School, please apply at the high school.
During the 2020/2021 school year, students may buy lunch for $0 and / or breakfast for $0 . All children 0-18 years of age may receive meals at no cost. Students may buy additional milk for $ 0.35 .
We are happy to announce that due to COVID 19, you will NOT be charged for meals that you receive starting September 1 and through the month of December 2020. The no cost meals will be re-evaluated on January 1, 2021 with the USDA. Please check back at our school district website, Child Nutrition Department section, for updates in December 2020.
Please note: if you would like to apply for the Free & Reduced meal program we encourage you to continue to submit the lunch application in case the current no cost meal program is no longer available after December 2020.
If you now receive CalFresh (Food Stamps), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits, or Foster Care, your child may receive free meals by completing a meal application. A foster care child who is the legal responsibility of the welfare agency or ward of the court is eligible to receive meals free regardless of income. You may now include your foster care child on the same application with your other children. This may help your other children qualify for free or reduced price meals based on household income and size.
** Please note: if you have adopted a Foster Care student you will need to report all household income on the meal application.
If your total household income is the same or less than the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines, your child may receive meals free OR at a reduced price. Household means a group of related or non-related individuals who are living as one economic unit and sharing INCOME and living expenses. Living expenses include rent, clothes, food, doctor bills, and utility bills.
HOW TO APPLY:
** Every school year you will need to complete the Application for Free and Reduced Priced Meals if you would like to apply for your student (s). If you do not receive notification of approval over the summer then a new application must be filled out BEFORE THE DEADLINE OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 for returning students. Please note: your returning student and the NEW sibling will be able to receive a meal for the first 30 school days at the same status (free / reduced) that the returning student was on at the end of the previous school year.
* If you prefer to complete a paper meal application you can pick it up at the school office or download a copy below. Paper applications will need to be dropped off at the school office.
The application cannot be approved if it contains incomplete eligibility information. Every attempt will be made to send you a response by mail within 2 weeks after you apply except if you receive CalFresh (Food Stamps), CalWorks (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids), Foster Care, or FDPIR (Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations), or you have a New student starting this school year.
CalFresh, CalWORKs, and FDPIR HOUSEHOLDS - If you now get CalFresh (Food Stamps), CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids), or FDPIR (Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations) benefits for your child (ren), list each child's name, and your CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR case number (not your card number) . AN ADULT HOUSEHOLD MEMBER MUST SIGN THE APPLICATION.
FOSTER CARE CHILDREN or CHILDREN PLACED IN OUT-OF-HOME CARE - Complete an application for the child who is the legal responsibility of the welfare agency or is a ward of the court. Write the name of the child and the specific school the child attends. If the child receives personal-use income, list the amount of income. Personal-use income is all other money the child receives, such as money from family and earnings from full-time or regular part-time employment. Include any Social Security payments received on behalf of the foster care child in Section B. Then on Section C the foster parent or agency official must print / sign the application and write the residence address. You may now include your foster care child on the same application with your other children by completing Sections B and C.
**** If you have adopted a Foster Care child you will need to complete Section B listing all income including adoption assistance payments.
ALL OTHER INCOME HOUSEHOLDS (wages, salary, pensions, etc.) - If you do not enter a CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR case number for any student listed on the application, please enter the following:
The names of all school-age children in your household and the school (s) they attend. (Section A)
The names of all other children in your household who do not attend school. (Section A)
The names of all adults and other household members in your economic unit, the amount each person received last month, and the source of income. (Section B)
The last 4 digits of the Social Security number of the adult household member who signs the application or mark the "I do not have an SSN box" if the adult does not have a Social Security number. (Section C)
An application must be completed, listing all household members in your economic unit and incomes for a child who is living with relatives or friends, whether or not the child is a ward of the court. An adult household member must print and sign the application.
Income Eligibility Guidelines
July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
|Household Size||Year||Month||Twice Per Month||Every Two Weeks||Week|
|1.||$ 23,606||$ 1,968||$ 984||$ 908||$ 454|
|2.||$ 31,894||$ 2,658||$ 1,329||$ 1,227||$ 614|
|3.||$ 40,182||$ 3,349||$ 1,675||$ 1,546||$ 773|
||$ 48,470||$ 4,040||$ 2,020||$ 1,865||$ 933|
||$ 56,758||$ 4,730||$ 2,365||$ 2,183||$ 1,092|
||$ 65,046||$ 5,421||$ 2,711||$ 2,502||$ 1,251|
||$ 73,334||$ 6,112||$ 3,056||$ 2,821||$ 1,411|
||$ 81,622||$ 6,802||$ 3,401||$ 3,140||$ 1,570|
|For each additional family member, add:||$ 8,288||$ 691||$ 346||$ 319||$ 160|
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