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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.
How do I apply?
If you are interested in applying for free or reduced price meals, applications will be sent home with your child at the beginning of the school year or you may contact the central offices at 865.982.7121. Starting in July 2012, you can also link to the online application form [LINK HERE].
How long does it take to go into affect?
There will be some delay at the beginning of the school year due to volume, but we typically have a response within one week.
Who can I contact with questions regarding the application process?
You may contact the Food Service Coordinator in the Central Office at 865.982.7121 or via email at mailto: email@example.com .
In the past few years, our cafeteria service has transitioned from a cost center to a profit center. Overall, improvements have been realized through technology enhancements, staffing refinements, budgetary discipline and oversite that continually focuses on operational improvements and cost savings for the district.
Our website statistics indicate a high volume of viewers on our menu page. Our goal is to keep lunch menus as current as possible, but occasionally commodities or special opportunities make it necessary to change a menu at the last minute.
Another website parents frequent is our payments online feature - making it simple to transfer funds and check fund balances of student lunch accounts. Accounts with low balances receive automated phone calls asking parents to review balances and transfer funds as needed.
Hope to see you in the lunch line at your child's school very soon!
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