ABILENE – The Abilene ISD Student Nutrition Department recently began distributing letters to the households of the children in the district about eligibility benefits for the district’s free and reduced-price meals for children, and parents of those children can now register online.
Each school in the district – as well as the Student Nutrition office at One AISD Center (241 Pine St.) – has a copy of the policy that governs the program, which may be reviewed by anyone upon request.
The following criteria are used to determine a child’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meal benefits:
1. Household income that is at or below the income eligibility levels;
2. Household receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR).
3. Child’s status as a foster child, homeless, runaway, migrant, or displaced by a declared carrier;
3. And the child’s enrollment in Head Start or Even Start.
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