WHY AREN'T MEALS FREE IN THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR? Last year, the USDA made it possible for School Nutrition Programs to serve all students free breakfast and lunch through "waivers."
Congress did not extend these waivers for the upcoming school year, so we will need to return to regularly priced meals.
If you think your family may qualify for free or reduced-price meals, please fill out a meal benefit application by going to: www.tinyurl.com/fairfieldmealapp22
If you fill out the application and qualify for the program prior to July 31, 2022, you will be eligible for additional Summer Pandemic EBT payments, to be distributed by the end of September. These EBT payments are processed through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).