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Lunch Program at WISH Community & WISH Academy 2021-2022

Important Update: Unfortunately, due to a variety of challenges affecting many commercial food companies, including supply chains, availability of ingredients, and staffing, some of the options that had previously been offered on our lunch menu are not currently available.  In order to ensure we remain able to provide nutritious meals to all students, our vendor has reduced our menu to one or two item choices daily until further notice.
 
Please use the links below to place orders for school lunches.  
 
 
We also are strongly encouraging all families to complete a HOUSEHOLD INCOME DATA COLLECTION FORM for the coming year.  Read on for more information!
LUNCH ORDER FORMS NOW AVAILABLE - SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 12
 
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DATA COLLECTION FORM
 
We are asking EVERY WISH family to complete and return the Household Income Data Form because doing so helps bring much-needed additional money and services directly to our school! Schools gather this critical information to help determine state funding under the Local Control Funding Formula.
 
 
Studies show that many eligible students, in particular middle school and high school students, do not complete this form annually, leaving hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding for our school on the table. Even a small increase in eligible forms collected results in significantly more money to support our learners and school.
 

FAQS:

* The data collected on this form is kept strictly confidential and is only for district use.  

* If a family has more than one child at WISH, they need to complete only one form but should list every child at WISH on that form.

*. Families who qualify for other state or federal programs (CalWORKS, SNAP, TANF, Medicare) do not need to complete this form.

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 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 currently not an SSO meal site, but we are working on the applications and hope to be able to announce our participation in this program for the 2021- 2022 school year. 

 

Until we are formally approved to participate in the SSO meal service for 2021-2022, WISH will continue to participate in the National School Lunch Program with lunch service each day school is in session.

 

The see the full legislation of AB 130 please follow this link: California Legislative Information web page

Preferred Meals LogoWith 50+ years of experience in the field, Preferred Meals is known throughout the industry as a leader in school food service. We understand the needs of administrators, parents, and students, so we provide nutritionally balanced meals made with quality ingredients. Menus are student-focused and meet all USDA guidelines. We are experts and committed to the success of your meal program! 
 
Please visit their MENU SITE for information on allergens and for a peek at future menu items.
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. 
 
 

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.