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Lunch Program at WISH Community & WISH Academy 2022-2023

Breakfast & Lunch Ordering for 2022 - 2023
 
All meals provided by WISH schools are delivered to us daily by a third-party vendor - Unity Meals.  Therefore having an accurate meal count is important to ensure every child receives the meal of their choice.  Please take a few minutes to order breakfast and/or lunches via this GOOGLE FORM.
 
ORDER LINK FOR SEPTEMBER 26th - 30th - Closes on Friday, September 16th @ 10:00am
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Unity Meals located in Culver City has been serving meals to students since 2007.  They provide kid-friendly meals inspired by Los Angeles tastes and culture, source local ingredients, and strive to be eco-friendly with packaging and delivery.  We look forward to having them begin providing our school lunches beginning January 4, 2022.  You can learn more about UNITY MEALS by visiting their website here.
 
LUNCH APPLICATION FORMS AND ALTERNATE INCOME FORMS - PLEASE COMPLETE ASAP
 
WISH is requesting that all families complete either a Lunch Application Form or the Alternate Income Form.  Completion of these documents may mean thousands of additional funds for our school!
 
Schools receive federal and state funding based on the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Additional school funding is allocated to districts that have students that meet the criteria of being an English Learner, Foster Youth, and/or Socio-Economically Disadvantaged. To receive these additional funds, WISH must be able to identify if each child meets one or more of the above criteria.

Completing this document may also entitle families to receive additional benefits, including free or reduced costs on child care, utility bills, and testing fees (AP, SAT), enabling them to receive scholarships and P-EBT benefits.
 
The Alternate Income form is available via this LINK.  If you would like to complete the NSLP Lunch Application, you can download the form here, or pick up a hard copy of the form from any of our WISH offices.
 
Universal Meal Service Available for 2022-2023!
On July 9, 2021, Assembly Bill (AB) 130 was passed to allow the state of California to provide 2 FREE MEALS each school day to every student (TK – 12) beginning in the 2022-2023 School Year.  Under this legislation, schools will be required to serve two nutritiously compliant meals to students who are on campus each day school is in session. For WISH students, this will be breakfast and lunch.
 
There is no fee for student lunches this year but we do only provide meals for students if they have been pre-ordered.  Students are NOT REQUIRED to participate in school meals.  You can select some days only or some meals only (i.e. breakfast every day but lunch only on Friday).  Please ensure you are placing your orders for all of your children using our official ordering platforms.
 
If you have any questions or concerns please email Jacke Sorio @ [email protected]wishcharter.org or [email protected]org
 
The see the full legislation of AB 130 please follow this link: California Legislative Information Web Page
 

JusticeForAllNON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT & COMPLAINT PROCEDURES

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 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 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 Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) E-mail: [email protected].  WISH is an equal opportunity provider.

 

WISH Stakeholder Complaint Procedure Links:

To file a formal complaint with WISH Administration regarding any aspect of the Lunch Program or services provided, please utilize the Stakeholder Complaint Procedures and Complaint Form.  All associated documents can be found via THIS LINK.

 

P-EBT is a federal program that provides food benefits for families with young or school-aged children. There are several ways families can qualify for P-EBT and the cards for P-EBT 2.0 are beginning to roll out! Here are the key points you need to know:
 
No Application is Required - Families who have qualified for benefits via the National School Lunch Program, Alternate Income Forms, Direct Certification, Community or Categorical Eligibility, or School provisioning, will automatically receive cards in the mail between July and November 2021.
 
Recipient Information - Each child who qualifies for the benefit will receive a card in their own name. If you have multiple children in your household, each child who is eligible for benefits will receive their own card. Cards may be received days, weeks, or months apart as the mailings are rolled out over several months.
 
Children Ages 0 - 6 Are Now Eligible If you have a small child in your home who received Cal-Fresh benefits between October 2020 and May 2021, they are now also eligible for P-EBT and should be receiving a card.
 
What If I Received a P-EBT Card by Mistake? - If families who think they have received a P-EBT card by mistake, or do not need the P-EBT benefits can choose not to accept the benefits by destroying the card before using it.  Unused funds will be returned to the department of social services to benefit others.   You may also call the P-EBT helpline on (877) 328-9677 (M-F 6am - 8pm) to let them know.
 
What is the amount of the Benefit?  - The benefit amount is based on common learning mode (distance learning or hybrid learning) at the schools within the benefits area. The amount per month is either $123 or $68.
 
PLEASE KEEP YOUR CARDS! - Once you have depleted the funds on your P-EBT Card, please keep the card in a secure place. Additional benefits will be re-added to the card when they become available. This may include an extension of the P-EBT to cover the summer months.
 
Official P-EBT WEBSITE:  https://capandemic-ebt.org/
Please visit the P-EBT Website for more information on the program and visit the FAQ section for additional answers you may need.