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Lunch Program at WISH Community & WISH Academy 2021-2022

School Lunches provided by Unity Meals 
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 ORDERS FOR JUNE:  June ordering forms are now available.  Please place your orders as soon as possible.
 
 
 
LUNCHES ARE FREE FOR ALL CHILDREN FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR.  There is no fee for student lunches this year but we do only provide meals for students if they have been pre-ordered. 
 
f you have any questions or concerns please email kimberlie@wishcharter.org
 
We also are strongly encouraging all families to complete a HOUSEHOLD INCOME DATA COLLECTION FORM for the coming year.  Read on for more information!
SUMMER SESSION - LUNCHES WILL BE AVAILABLE -
All WISH students who are at school as part of our Extended School Year Program, Summer School Program, Credit Recovery Program (June 20 - July 15), or 9th Grade Summer Bridge program (July 5 - 15), may continue to order lunches from our vendor.  More information to be provided shortly in the WISH Wise Weekly!

UNIVERSAL MEAL SERVICE COMING IN 2022-2023

 

On July 9, 2021, Assembly Bill (AB) 130 was passed to allow the state of California to provide two 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.

 

For the 2021-2022 school year, AB 130 enables schools that are approved for the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) to also feed students one nutritiously compliant meal each day for free, regardless of family income.  WISH is an approved SSO meal site, therefore lunch for students each day will be free.  Please ensure you place orders in advance so we can guarantee that we have the correct quantity of lunches available for students.

 

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: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

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.