Turn in Applications to:
For the most rapid processing of your Free & Reduced Meal Application please apply online at LunchApplication.com
Or you may return your completed Free & Reduced Meal paper application to your student's school office
Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.
Dinwiddie County Public Schools participate in the National School Lunch Program. This program provides assistance to those families/students meeting certain financial criteria. Every year a confidential application for “Free and Reduced Meals” will be made available at all Dinwiddie County Public Schools, on the DCPS Website, or by calling 804-469-3581. A new application must be filled out each year (unless the student is direct certified). If the previous years application is left to expire, then the status of all students on that application returns to pay. Only one application per household is needed, with the exception of foster children and children in group homes. These situations require one per student. An application cannot be processed if it is:
Approval is done by federal guidelines based on household income and size. If you get SNAP (Food Stamps) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), your children will be eligible for free meals. Federal regulations require that you must fill out an application to receive these benefits. This benefit is not automatic, nor retroactive, and only becomes effective on the date of approval by this office. Approval of lunch applications will be handled at the Central School Board office by the office of School Nutrition Services. Federal regulations allow ten working days, upon receipt in this office, to process an application. The eligibility of the students on an application is for both breakfast and lunch meals. If the eligibility is “Reduced”, then the student(s) must pay .30 cents for breakfast and .40 cents for lunch “meals” ($3.50 per week). If the student is eligible for “Free”, then there is no charge for breakfast or lunch “meals”.
As explained on the Dinwiddie County Schools Nutrition Services Department page, all students are encouraged to memorize their PIN number for use on the available PIN Pad in their cafeteria. All screens are designed to protect the privacy of students receiving free or reduced meals.
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;
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.