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Food and Nutrition (MMSD)

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All MMSD students will receive free meals for the 2021-22 school year

This school year, all MMSD students will receive free meals under the Summer Seamless Option program (SSO).  The USDA has extended the flexibility for school districts to provide free meals to students, and MMSD has elected to participate in this program. All students are eligible for meals at no charge, provided that states continue to make free and reduced-price free and reduced priced meal applications available.

Free and reduced-price meal applications   

Under the Seamless Summer Option Program, schools will continue to collect and process household applications for free and reduced-price school meals. The School Food Authority (SFA) must make the USDA Free and Reduced-Price Meal application available to households, as usual, to certify children for free and reduced-price meal eligibility status. 

A student's free and reduced-price meal eligibility is not required for free school meals through SSO, but it establishes eligibility for other benefits, such as state reporting, Wisconsin School Day Milk Program, and P-EBT. SFAs that collected household applications prior to October 1, 2021, are required to conduct verification, as usual.

Applications are available online:  Free & Reduced Price Meal Application.  If your household has special circumstances, such as Foster, Homeless, or other student's eligibility questions, please call (608) 204-4003.

Free and Reduced-Price – Negative Meal Account Balances

Although MMSD students are receiving Free meals this year under the SSO program, parents are still required to maintain any negative balances on their Free and Reduced-Price Meal accounts. Food Service will be monitoring student account balances going forward with our POS vendor making sure Free and Reduced meal accounts are compliant.

 

1,552,380

meals served this school year , September 8th- June 14th

Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT)

School Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is a program that offers reimbursements for families to purchase food if their children were not getting free or reduced-price meals because they were learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Families who have not yet received benefits because of eligibility program rules can contact DHS for more information. Please be sure to read the information on their website before contacting the office.
 
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/forwardhealth-pebt.htm
(833) 431-2224
PEBTsupport@wisconsin.gov  
 
The MMSD Food Service Team is available to help assist as well. Feel free to contact Nichele Smith 608-204-4000 or email food@madison.k12.wi.us .