Nutrition Services

Meal Benefit Program

2021-2022 Free and Reduced Benefit Information

The Free & Reduced Price Meal Benefits Program is a part of the National Child Nutrition Program. This program makes Free or Reduced priced meals available to qualifying households. Qualifications are based on the gross income of all household members and the number of persons living in the house.

  • Households must submit a new Free & Reduced application each school year.
  • If your household received an Eligibility Notification – Free Meal Benefits letter from the school district, you do not need to complete a meal application.
  • Applications may take up to 10 days to process and households are responsible for meal payment until the application is approved.
  • Returning students maintain last year’s status for the first 30-days of the new school year.
  • Households may apply for free or reduced price meals at any time during the school year. If you are not eligible now but have a later change, such as a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, become unemployed, or receive SNAP, TANF, or FDPIR benefits, complete an application at that time.
  • You will be notified if your application is approved or denied. If you need help with this application, please contact Nutrition Services at (541) 923-8238.
  • If you do not agree with the decision about your meal application, you may request a fair hearing by calling or writing: Tony Pupo, Support Services Director, (541) 923-5437, 145 SE Salmon, Redmond, OR 97756.
  • The school may verify information on the application at any time during the school year.
  • If your household qualifies for Free or Reduced Meal Benefits, your students may also qualify for the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). Please contact OHP at 1-800-359-9517 for more information.
  • If your household qualifies for Free or Reduced meals, you may also receive discounted fees for athletics, testing and ASB stickers. Qualifying for benefits may also aid in scholarship and grant applications for high school students.

You may now complete and submit your application online.

You may also pick up and fill out an application at any school or at the District Office.

SNAP:

Households financially impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) may be able to qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP offers food benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply for food benefits by clicking here. For more information or support, please contact the Nutrition Services department at 541-923-8238 or nutrition@redmondschools.org.

Pandemic EBT:

ODE has coordinated with DHS to offer a simplified system for distributing information  about the Pandemic EBT benefit.

Status of P-EBT for the 2020/2021 School Year

Oregon has submitted a plan to provide P-EBT benefits to eligible students retroactively back to October 2020. Initial P-EBT issuances will start going out by the end of May. Retroactive benefits will be broken out over the first 2 payments. Dates are contingent on final approval from the USDA, Food and Nutrition Service.

A new system is being developed to issue 2020/2021 P-EBT benefits.

Updates regarding P-EBT, including information about how the program will be implemented and when, will be shared at https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/ASSISTANCE/FOOD-BENEFITS/Pages/P-EBT.aspx  as soon as they are available. Contact 211 for general P-EBT questions or to learn more about other food resources available in your area

This webpage is the primary source for information.

 

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:

 (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

 (3)    email:  program.intake@usda.gov.

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Contact Us

Redmond School District Nutrition Services

(541) 923-8238

Redmond School District | 145 SE Salmon Drive. | Redmond, OR | 97756 | P: 541.923.5437

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Redmond School District is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its educational and employment activities.

The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination:

District 504 Contact:
Tami Nakamura, Executive Director of Student Services | Email | (541) 923-8258

District Title VI, Title IX, Age Discrimination & American Disabilities Act Contact:
Tracie Renwick, Director of Human Resources | Email | (541) 923-8922

View our Discrimination Complaint/Grievance Procedure