CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM
Free & Reduced Meal Application Information
Any questions concerning free/reduced applications?
Contact: Amy Williams @ 256-852-2557 ext 61703
Confidentiality: All information is confidential and will only be used for the meal program,
unless you request to release the information. Student computer accounts look identical to
cash paying students, so no one can tell what the status is of any student. We respect your privacy.
New Application Each Year: Online free and reduced meal applications are available online at:https://mealapps.madison.k12.al.us/lfserver/frapplication
Applications are also available at the Madison County Schools central office after July 1st. Applications will be sent home with each child on the first day of school. A new application must be completed each school year to qualify for free or reduced meals. Your child's eligibility statue carries over to the new school year for the first 30 school days, allowing parents time to re-apply.
Only one application per household should be submitted and everyone living in the house must be included on the application.
Verification: Your eligibility may be checked at any time during the school year. You may be asked to provide documentation to verify your income.
Notification: Please allow 10 working days to process your application. You will receive a notification letter from the Central Office Child Nutrition Program office of your eligibility status.
Direct Certification: If you receive a letter stating you are free DCRT for this school year, you are not required to fill out an application.
Foster: A foster child living in your home qualifies for free meals regardless of your income. You may include all foster children on same application as the rest of your household.
*One application per household.
Please complete: One application per family even if you have children attending different schools in our system.
1275 Jordan Road
Huntsville, Alabama 35811
852-2557 ext. 1703
New Students: New students will need to bring money for meals until their application is processed and approved.
Student Transfer: If a student transfers within the Madison County School System their eligibility will also transfer. A new application is not necessary.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retalliation 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 disablities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages 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:
1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20150-9410;
2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
3. email: email@example.com
This institution is an equal oppportunity provider.