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Child Nutrition Program

The Crenshaw County Child Nutrition Program is responsible for providing school food service to students and staff of the Crenshaw County Public Schools.  Our objective is to provide affordable, student friendly, nutritious meals to the children in our schools while meeting state and federal requirements.

In 1946, the National School Lunch Act created the modern school lunch program.  About 7.1 million children were participating in the National School Lunch Program by the end of its first year, 1946-47.  By 1970, the number of children participating in this program had increased to 22 million.  In fiscal year 2003, schools participating in the National School Lunch Program served lunch to more than 28 million children every school day.  The School Breakfast Program began as a pilot project in 1966 and became a permanent program in 1975.  Nationally, participation in the School Breakfast Program has grown slowly but steadily.   Currently in Crenshaw County, an average of 1,800 student lunches and 650 student breakfasts are served daily through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. 

School meals are provided at reduced or no cost to those students who qualify for benefits based on eligibility criteria established by the United States Department of Agriculture.  Applications for free and reduced price meals are distributed at the beginning of each school year and whenever new students enroll.  However, an application may be completed any time during the school year.

For school year 2013-2014, student lunch price is $1.75.  Student breakfast price is $.75.  For those students who qualify for reduced price meals, breakfast price is $.30 and lunch is $.40.

 

 

 

Non-discrimination Statement:

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filing cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.  

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).   

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”