SUN Meals/Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program meals have a new name, now called SUN meals! All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals.

For more information call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (486479) or click here to find a location near you

Lunch Prices

(All reimbursable lunches include choice of fat free chocolate, 1% white, or skim milk

Elementary (K – 6th grade):

Elementary Lunch – $4.50
Reduced Elementary Lunch – $0.40
Milk – $0.50

  • Daily Options
  • Monday – Tony Pizza
  • Tuesday – Hamburger or Cheeseburger on Bun
  • Wednesday – Hot Dog on Bun
  • Thursday – Chicken Patty Sandwich
  • Friday – Corndog
  • Everyday – PB & J Uncrustable

Secondary (7 – 12th grades):

Secondary Lunch – $4.75
Reduced Secondary Lunch – $0.40
Milk – $0.50

  • Daily Options
  • Chef Salad w/ Roll
  • Chicken Patty on Bun
  • Pizza
  • Cheeseburger on Bun
  • PB & J Uncrustable


May – Printable Lunch Menu

Free/Reduced Lunch Application & FAQ


Apply for Free/Reduced Lunch

Children need healthy meals to learn. Lake Center Christian School offers healthy meals each school day. The reduced price is $0.40 for lunch. The application for free or reduced-price meal benefits and detailed instructions are found by clicking the button above. Below are some common questions and answers to help you with the application process.

What is the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)?

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or no-cost lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1946.

Read more on the NSLP Fact Sheet here: https://www.lccs.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/NSLPFactSheet.pdf

Who can receive free or reduced-price meals?

  1. All children in households receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Ohio Works First (OWF); foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court; children participating in their school’s Head Start program; and children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals. Also, your children may receive free or reduced-price meals if your household’s income is within the federal income eligibility guidelines limits.

 

INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES 2022-2023
Household size Yearly Monthly Weekly
1 $25,142 $2,096 $484
2 33,874 2,823 652
3 42,606 3,551 820
4 51,338 4,279 988
5 60,070 5,006 1,156
6 68,802 5,734 1,324
7 77,534 6,462 1,492
8 86,266 7,189 1,659
Each Additional Person: 8,732 728 168

 

How do I know if my children qualify as homeless, migrant or runaway?

If members of your household lack a permanent address; are staying together in a shelter, hotel or other temporary housing arrangement; relocate on a seasonal basis or; children live with you who have chosen to leave their prior family or household then the children may qualify as homeless, migrant or runaway. If you have not been told your children will receive free meals, please call or email Teri Foster at [email protected] or (330) 877-2049 ext. 2170 to see if they qualify.

Do I need to fill out an application for each child?

No. Use one free and reduced-price school meal application for all students in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete. Please submit all required information. Return the completed application to Teri Foster at [email protected] or (330) 877-2049 ext. 2170.

(330) 877-2049 ext. 2170.

Should I complete an application if I received a letter this school year saying my children are approved already for free meals?

No, but please read the letter carefully and follow the instructions. If any children in your household were missing from the eligibility notification, contact Teri Foster at [email protected] or (330) 877-2049 ext. 2170 immediately.

Can I apply online?

Yes. If possible, you are encouraged to complete an online application instead of a paper application. The online application requirements are the same and will request the same information as the paper application. Visit the online application by going to https://app.hellosign.com/s/J8etUDR2. Contact Teri Foster at [email protected] or (330) 877-2049 ext. 2170 with any questions about the online application.

My child’s application was approved last year. Do I need to complete another application?

Yes. Your child’s application is valid for that school year and for the start of this school year. You are required to submit a new application unless the school notified you that your child is eligible for the new school year.

I receive Women, Infants and Children (WIC) benefits. Can my child(ren) get free meals?

Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Please submit a completed application.

Will the information I give be checked?

Yes, we also may ask you to send written proof.

If I do not qualify now, may I apply later?

You may apply at any time during the school year. For example, children with a parent or guardian who becomes unemployed may become eligible for free and reduced-price meals if the household income drops below the income limit.

What if I disagree with the school’s decision about my application?

You should talk to school officials. You also may ask for a hearing by calling or writing to the following contact person: Teri Foster at [email protected] or (330) 877-2049 ext. 2170.

May I apply if someone else in my household is not a U.S. citizen?

Yes. You or your child(ren) do not have to be a U.S. citizen to qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

What if my income is not always the same?

List the amount that you normally receive. For example, if you normally make $1,000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only made $900, submit the report with the routine amount of $1,000 per month. If you normally get overtime, include it, but do not include it if you only work overtime sometimes. If you have lost a job or had your hours or wages reduced, use your current income.

What if some household members have no income to report?

Household members may not receive some types of income that are asked for you to report on the application or may not receive income at all. When this happens, please write a 0 in the corresponding field. However, if any income fields are left empty or blank, those also will be counted as zeroes. Please be careful when leaving income fields blank.

We are in the military. Do we report our income differently?

Your basic pay and cash bonuses must be reported as income. If you get any cash value allowances for off-base housing, food, or clothing, it also must be included as income. However, if your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance as income. Any additional combat pay resulting from deployment also is excluded from income.

What if there is not enough space on the application for my family?

List any additional household members on a separate piece of paper and attach it to your application. Contact Teri Foster at [email protected] or (330) 877-2049 ext. 2170 to receive a second application.

Why am I being asked to give my consent for an instructional fee waiver?

Ohio public schools are required to waive the school instructional fees for children that quality for free meal benefits. School food service personnel must have parent consent to share the student meal application if your child(ren) quality for a fee waiver. If you agree to allow your child(ren)’s meal application to be shared with school officials to see if they qualify for a fee waiver then select yes in part 5. If you do not wish for that information to be shared, then select no in part 5. Answering no to this question will mean your child will not be considered for a fee waiver. Answering this question either way will not change your child(ren)’s free or reduced-price meal eligibility.

My family needs more help. Are there other programs we might apply for?

To find out how to apply for Ohio Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or other assistance benefits, contact your local assistance office or call 877-852-0010.

*Lake Center Christian School Charging Policy

Lake Center Christian School (LCCS) students may pay by cash or check for their meals. Meals may be paid for the day students are eating their lunch or students may pre-pay for their lunches. LCCS will permit students to charge up to three lunches. When a student reaches the three lunch limit, he or she will be offered an alternative lunch at a reduced cost of $2.00. This lunch will consist of a PB&J uncrustable, fruit, and milk.

Ala carte snacks/items are sold during lunch daily. Students with a negative balance of any amount will not be allowed to charge ala carte items.

Students are responsible for their own lunch money- the food service department will not replace stolen or lost cash. LCCS recommends that your child be given a check to deposit in his/her account in place of cash.

If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Meister, Food Service Director, at (330) 877-2049. Parents can prepay on their child’s account by going to the students EduTrak account. If you have questions regarding how to apply money, please contact Teri Foster at the business office.

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