Students May Qualify for Reduced Price or Free Meals

The Delta/Greely School District today announced its participation in the National School Lunch Program. Meals will be available to enrolled participants without regard to race, age, color, sex, disability, or national origin at the following sites: Delta High School, Delta Cyber School – Delta Access Center, New Horizons High School, Fort Greely Middle School and Delta Elementary School. Meals meet nutritional standard established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The sites will participate in the National School Lunch Program.

Households with incomes less than or equal to the following guidelines are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. These guidelines are effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. Households with children who are currently approved for Food Stamps, Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP), or Native Family Assistance Program (NFAP) are automatically eligible for free school meals by completing an application that includes their assistance number from one of those programs. Students who are identified as migrant, homeless, or runaway are automatically eligible and do not need to fill out an application. Foster children are usually eligible for school meal benefits regardless of the income of the household with which they reside. Note: Medicaid and Denali Kid Care case numbers do not qualify for eligibility.

If you have any questions, contact Denise Coakley at 907-895-4657 Ext 30.

Your child(ren) may qualify for free or reduced price meals if your household income falls within the limits on this chart.

Federal Income Chart Reduced Meals
For School Year 2009-2010
Household Size, Yearly, Monthly, Weekly

1 – Y $25,031, M $2,086, W $482
2 – Y $33,689, M $2,808, W $648
3 – Y $42,347, M $3,529, W $815
4 – Y $51,005, M $4,251, W $981
5 – Y $59,663, M $4,972, W $1,148
6 – Y $68,321, M $5,694, W $1,314
7 – $76,979, M $6,415, W $1,481
8 – $85,637, M $7,137, W $1,647
Each additional person: Y $8,658, M $722, W $167

Federal Income Chart Free Meals
Household Size, Yearly, Monthly, Weekly
For School Year 2009-2010

1 – Y $17,589, M $1,466, W $339
2 – Y $23,673, M $1,973, W $456
3 – Y $29,757, M $2,480, W $573
4 – Y $35,841, M $2,987, W $690
5 – Y $41,295, M $3,494, W $807
6 – Y $48,009. M $4,001, W $924
7 – Y $54,093, M $4,508, W $1,041
8 – Y $60,177, M $5,015, W $1,158
Each additional person: Y $6,084, M $057, W $177

Households receiving assistance under the Food Stamp Program, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program (TANF) for their children will be notified of their eligibility and their children will be provided free benefits school meals unless the household notifies this office that it chooses to decline benefits. Households receiving assistance under the above mentioned services should only submit an application if they are NOT notified of their eligibility by September 28, 2009.

To apply for additional benefits for your family, call:
Denali Kid Care 1-(888) 318-8890 (or in Anchorage 269-6529)

Women Infants and Children (WIC)
http://www.hss.state.ak.us/ocs/nutri/Contact
For the location of a WIC clinic near

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