P.O. Box 849, 204 S. Linden Street, Jackson Center, OH 45334-0849 | Phone: 937-596-6053 | Fax: 937-596-6490


July 5, 2022



Must Apply as Normal


For the past two years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) offered waivers to Child Nutrition (CN) Programs across the U.S., allowing these programs to offer all students breakfast and lunch at no charge. These waivers expired on the last day of school this year on May 25th, 2022 and then were recently expanded for just the summer. This means that for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, the CN programs across the nation will return to normal, pre-pandemic operations. Families will once again be asked to complete and submit a current school year Free and Reduced Meal Application if they would like to see if their students qualify based on the income of all family members.

In the past years, the first 30 days of the school year carryover status from the previous school year applied. Some families may have chosen to not submit the meal applications these past couple of years, so that 30-day carryover will not be applicable. However, there is one thing that parents/guardians can do to ensure their students are ready to start the 2022-2023 school year. Complete the new 2022-2023 Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Applications available now on the school website at www.jctigers.org to download and print. You may also stop by the school office to pick up the application, request by email at [email protected] or call 937-596-6053 and request the application to be mailed.

Make sure you provide all the information regarding incomes of any type. Include the case number for any SNAP benefits if that applies. Doing this will cover the student for the entire 2022-2023 school year and no other steps will be necessary unless there is an income change during the school year. If the application is complete, you will receive a letter from the Jackson Center Schools office which will indicate if the application is approved or not. Until you receive approval, it is the responsibility of the parents /guardians to provide payment for any food items.


The Child Nutrition Department is committed to assisting families and making this transition back to normal operations as easy as possible. Please feel free to contact our offices at 937-596-6053.

**This institution is an equal opportunity provider**

2022-23 Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application.pdf

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