Huerfano School District Re-1 is a proud participator of the The National School Lunch Program (NSLP), which makes it possible for all school children in the District to receive a nutritious lunch every school day. All Huerfano Re-1 Students are provided a free meal for both breakfast and lunch.
Community Eligibility Option – Community Eligibility allows schools with high numbers of low-income children to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students without collecting school meal applications or tracking eligibility in the cafeteria. This option increases participation by children in the school meal programs, while schools reduce labor costs and increase their federal revenues, allowing for a healthier student body and a healthier school meal budget. A formula based on the number of students certified without the need for paper applications (called “Identified Students”) is the basis for reimbursements instead of paper applications. Any school building can use this option when 40 percent or more students are certified for free meals without a paper application based on their status as in foster care, Head Start, homeless, migrant, or living in households that receive SNAP/Food Stamps, TANF cash assistance or FDPIR benefits
“Community Eligibility « Food Research & Action Center.” Food Research Action Center Community Eligibility. Web. 24 Feb. 2016.
More information can be located at the Colorado Department of Education’s Nutrition site – http://www.cde.state.co.us/nutrition/communityeligibilityprovision
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