Students eligible for free lunches through December 31

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The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and United States Department of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition Services (USDA) has extended a waiver to Wyoming City Schools through Dec. 31, 2020, granting lunches free-of-cost to all Wyoming City Schools students (both online and in-person). This extension of a number of waivers put into place this summer by the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services is intended to ease access to student meals for families while allowing schools to focus on feeding students rather than verifying eligibility and related administrative tasks.

Effective immediately, K-12 students in Wyoming will not be charged for school lunches (charges will apply to snacks, extra entrees and beverages other than the milk included with meals). Due to the anticipated increase in students choosing school lunches, both in Wyoming and in other school districts, some shortages and delays are anticipated. Our cafeteria staff will be working to remedy these issues as quickly as possible.

If you have prepaid for school meals that balance will remain in your account until your child begins to purchase meals again in January (unless it is used to purchase extras).

Families meeting the USDA eligibility guidelines are encouraged to complete a free and reduced application. More information and the link to apply are available here. All families approved last school year must apply again this school year. (If you received a Direct Certification letter in the mail from Milford Nutrition Services, you do not need to apply. You will need to contact the Nutrition office - (513) 576-2290 - if you have any children who were not listed on the letter.) Applications are available online or from each school office. An application can also be mailed upon request.

Students learning remotely can register to receive meals by calling (513) 576-2290 or (513) 576-4160. Once ordered, weekly meals for students learning remotely (frozen meals for seven days) are available for pickup on Mondays 12:45-1:45 p.m. at Wyoming Middle School.

For more information, please contact our student nutrition provider Milford Food Service at (513) 576-2290.

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