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Free School Meals Letter

El Monte City School District is pleased to announce that all schools in our district offer free school meals through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Additionally, all California school districts operate the Universal Meals Program, which means do not pay for meals.
What does that mean for you and your children attending our schools?
School Breakfast and Lunch is completely free for your students. We also offer free supper and snack for any eligible afterschool programs. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in breakfast and lunch without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.
In addition, some internet or utility providers may offer a discount to parents who have children that qualify for free school meals. Below is a letter you can download, print, and provide to your utility providers.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.