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Financial Aid - Lunch Program


Glenbard Township High School District 87 serves meals each school day. Children may purchase lunch each day at the regular price. Children may receive meals free or at a reduced price subject to the following Federal guidelines. The reduced price is 40 cents for lunch.

If you now receive food stamps or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for your child(ren), your child(ren) can receive free meals.  If your total household income is the same or less than the amounts on the Income Chart listed below, your child(ren) can receive free meals or reduced-price meals.
A foster child may receive free or reduced-price meals regardless of your income. Please complete a separate application for each foster child.

All meals served must meet the U.S. Department of Agriculture meal requirements. However, if a child has been determined by a doctor to have a disability and the disability would prevent the child from eating the regular school meal, the school will make substitutions prescribed by the doctor. If a substitution is needed, there will be no extra charge for the meal. If you believe your child needs substitutions because of a disability, please call our food services manager at 630/469-6500 extension 4266.

TO RECEIVE FREE OR REDUCED-PRICE MEALS FOR YOUR CHILD, YOU MUST COMPLETE AN APPLICATION AND RETURN IT TO THE SCHOOL. WE CANNOT APPROVE AN APPLICATION THAT IS NOT COMPLETE.

HOW TO APPLY:
If you now receive food stamps or TANF for the child(ren) you are applying for, the application must have the child(ren)’s name, a food stamp or TANF Case Number (Link card number cannot be used) for each child(ren), and the signature of an adult household member. If you are applying for a foster child, the application must have the child’s name, the child’s “personal use” income, and an adult signature.

If you do not list a food stamp or TANF case number for the child(ren) you are applying for, then the application must have the child(ren)’s name, the names of all household members, the amount of income each person received last month, the source of that income, the signature of an adult household member and that adult’s Social Security number or the word “none” if the adult does not have a Social Security number.

Federal and Household Guidelines are established by the Federal Government and must be strictly adhered to.

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Federal and Household Guidelines are established by the Federal Government and must be strictly adhered to.

OTHER INFORMATION:

• VERIFICATION: Your eligibility may be checked by school officials at any time during the school year. School officials may ask you to submit papers showing that your child(ren) should receive free or reduced-price meals.

• FAIR HEARING:
You may talk to school officials if you do not agree with the school’s decision of your application or the results of verification. You also may ask for a fair hearing. You may do this by calling or writing:

Assistant Superintendent for Business Services
596 Crescent Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 469-9100

• CONFIDENTIALITY:
School officials use the information on the application only to decide if your child(ren) should receive free or reduced-price meals. Parent or legal guardian signature is required on the application to allow school officials to release the application information and Social Security number for purpose of identifying household members for other services.

• REAPPLICATION:
You may apply for free or reduced-price meals any time during the school year. If you are not eligible now but have a change such as a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, become unemployed or receive food stamps or TANF for your child(ren), complete an application then.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 202/720-5964. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

We will let you know when your application is approved or denied.