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Mission Statement The Blount County Child Nutrition Program is committed to meeting the nutritional needs of our students by providing quality food and exceptional service.
Welcome We wish to extend to your child a warm welcome to join us for lunch each school day. We provide a variety of healthy choices that meet the nutritional requirements for both the USDA Dietary Guidelines and Alabama State Department of Education. Our monthly menus can be viewed at the local school websites.
The Blount County Schools provide meals at the best price in town. Breakfast cost $1.00; lunch cost $2.25. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced priced meals. Reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch. You may request an application from your child's cafeteria manager.
For your convenience, each school has a pre-paid lunch program. Prepayment is encouraged because it eliminates the daily handling of money for the child, and reduces the time the student must stand in line waiting, providing them more time to eat. Meals may be pre-paid each week, month, or even the beginning of the school year. Students may purchase meals and extra foods, where offerred, with funds debited from their meal account.
We now offer an online cafeteria account management program, MyPayments Plus. At no charge, you can monitor your child's cafeteria account, view the past 30 days transactions, and receive email notification when your child's cafeteria account reaches a low balance amount. For a small transaction fee, you can deposit funds directly into your child's cafeteria account from your checking account, savings account, credit card, or debit card. You may call the Child Nutrition office at (205) 625-4102 for details on using MyPayments Plus.
We look forward to serving your child a healthy meal and contributing to their life long learning!
Sherry Armstrong CNP Director
The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, office, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from disciminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available inlanguages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form. (AD-3027) found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights