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1235 East D Street
Oakdale CA 95361
Location- Food Service, Central Kitchen
1235 East D Street, Oakdale
Dates: Tuesday, August 11th ,18th ,25th
Currently we are feeding all students for free due to the COVID-19 pandemic, USDA has extended the use of the Seamless Summer Food Program through out the 2021-2022 school year. On top of that, the State of California has passed a law that will use budget surplus funds to continue to provide free meals to all students through next school year as well 2022-2023! Aside from this, the State of California has also made available a PEBT food card for students that complete a free and reduced application and may provide additional funding in the future, so in an effort to support those in need, we are still asking that our parents complete the Free and Reduced Application Form as this enters you into the states selection pool for this program. Now even though you may not want or need this program, this application also assists multiple other funding sources for our school district to help us grow and evolve with the times. These funds include TITLE FUNDS, GRANT OPPORTUNITIES, AS WELL AS FREE COLLEGE FOR YOUR STUDENTS! Honestly, the possibilities are endless for OJUSD when you help us by completing this form. It is safe and secure and your data is not shared with outside entities, only specific programs within the states government and department of education. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our department office at 209-847-7971 and can't reach us or if it is more convenient feel free to email the Director at [email protected]
Thank you for your support of our growing program!
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.
Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.
Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.
Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.