Meal Benefits Forms Due October 16, 2019

  • Students enrolled at Brader, Brennen, Christiana, Delaware School for the Deaf, Downes, Gallaher, Glasgow, Keene, Kirk, Marshall, Newark, Networks, Sarah Pyle, Shue, Smith and West Park, will need to complete a 2019-2020 meal benefit form.

    Annually families are offered the opportunity to apply for federal assistance which may result in free or reduced priced meals. Families with incomes at or below 130 and 185 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free or reduced breakfast and lunch meals.

    Apply for Free of Reduce Breakfast and Lunch

    • Online: For your convenience, you are able to complete an online application, available by visiting www.schoolcafe.com. You will be required to create an account to complete the online application process.

    • School Forms: If you are not able to complete online there are a few other ways to receive an application. Application forms will be sent home at the beginning of the school year with your child which you may complete and return to Child Nutrition Services.

    • Download & Print: You may also print the form from the District website. Click on the School Menu button, then choose Meal Benefit Forms. Locate the section for CNS Formss and Pricing to view and print the form.

Community Eligibility Provisions Program

  • Thirteen Christina Schools participate in Community Eligibility Provisions for free school meals and DO NOT require a meal benefit form.
     
    Students enrolled in Bancroft, Bayard, Brookside, Christina Early Education Center, Douglass, Gauger-Cobbs, Jones, Leasure, Maclary, McVey, Oberle, Stubbs and Wilson are automatically enrolled and DO NOT need to fill out a meal benefit form.
     
    Please Note: Families who have children attending other Christina School District schools which are not participating in this new meal program, will be required to fill out a meal benefit form to be eligible for free/reduced meal pricing at those locations. For more information, please contact us at Child Nutrition Services at 302-454-2400, ext. 43205.
  • A New Form is Required Every Year

    If your child(ren) received Free or Reduced priced meals last year, they will automatically receive these meals through October 16, 2019. A new Meal Benefit Form is required every year. If your application has not been processed by the close of business October 16, 2019, your child’s free or reduced price status will be changed to a paying status on October 17, 2019 and therefore he/she will have to purchase meals.