To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.For more information contact the Child Nutrition Services of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction at 919.807.3506 or contact the Child Nutrition Administrator in the school district, charter school or non-public school of other participating institution in which your child is enrolled.Applications for free and reduced price school meals are being made available to all households.Applications should be available in the principal's office at each school.SNAP/TANF families do not need to complete an application because they are automatically certified by the determining official via direct certification.For school officials to determine eligibility for free and reduced price benefits, an adult household member must sign the application.Applications must include the names of all household members, the amount and source of income received by each household member, and the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application.If the household member signing the application does not have a social security number, he/she must indicate that a social security number is not available.
There is a special provision in North Carolina that enables many students to receive all or a portion of reduced price breakfast meals at no cost to the household. What if you disagree with the school's decision about my application? You must include all people living in your household, related or not (such as grandparents, other relatives, or friends) who share income and expenses.
To apply for free or reduced price meals, households must complete the application and return it to the school or to the Child Nutrition Office within the school district, charter school, non-public school or other institution participating in the National School Lunch Program.