SCHOOL BREAKFASTS

Breakfast is served from 7:00-7:45. Breakfast is free or reduced for students that qualify.

SCHOOL LUNCHES     

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School  is  providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines. The school office has a copy of the policy which may be reviewed by anyone on request.  All students enrolled in Our Lady of Fatima will receive information about eligibility benefits and any action needed to apply for these benefits. Applications may be downloaded below. The information a household provides on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility. Applications may also be verified by the school officials at any time during the school year.

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Criteria for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits

The following criteria will be used to determine a child’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meal benefits:

  1. Household income that is at or below the income eligibility levels Categorical or Automatic Eligibility;
  2. Household receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Program Participant;
  3. Child’s status as a foster child, homeless, runaway, migrant, or displaced by a declared disaster;
  4. Child’s enrollment in Head Start or Even Start Income Eligibility for those households that qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on income. An adult in the household must fill out free and reduced-price meal application and return it to the school office.

Those individuals filling out the application will need to provide the following information:

  1. Names of all household members;
  2. Amount, frequency, and source of current income for each household member;
  3. Last 4 digits of the Social Security number of the adult household member who signs the application or, if the adult does not have a social security number, check the box for “I do not have a Social Security number”;
  4. Signature of an adult household member attesting that the information provided is correct.

Any household that wishes to decline benefits should contact the school office.

Determining Eligibility

Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price meal policy, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will review applications and determine eligibility. Households or guardians dissatisfied with the Reviewing Official’s eligibility determination may wish to discuss the decision with the Reviewing Official on an informal basis. Households wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally or in writing to the school office.

Unexpected Circumstances

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact the school. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the attached current income eligibility guidelines.