Forms for reduced meals made available by CPSB

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 10, 2016

LAKE CHARLES — The Calcasieu Parish School System has announced that application forms for free and reduced price meals are being mailed. Applications can be completed on-line at

To apply for free or reduced price meals, households should fill out one application for the household and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at each school.

Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. The information provided by the household is confidential; it will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility. Information may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program officials.

All children in households with any household member receiving benefits under Assistance Programs (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) or Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)) are eligible for free meals.

For school officials to determine eligibility, each household that is now receiving benefits from Assistance Programs must provide the case number of a household member as well as the signature of an adult household member.

All other households must provide the following information on the application: names of all household members; the amount of income (before deductions for taxes, Social Security, etc.) each household member receives; how often the person receives the income; where it is from, such as wages, retirement, or welfare; the signature of an adult household member certifying that the information provided is correct; and the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signed the application, or a statement that the household member does not possess one.

For further assistance, contact the School Food Service Department at 337-217-4360.