Please click on the links below for more information.
The National School Lunch Program
Archdiocese of Louisville schools participate in the National School Lunch Program. Click on the link below to learn more.
THE ARCHDIOCESE OF LOUISVILLE
Announces its policy for Free and Reduced Price Meals for students under the
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFST PROGRAMS
Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting Juanita Bisig at 502-585-3291.
Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. An application cannot be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information. Once approved, meal benefits are good for an entire school year.
Applications are sent home from each school and are available on school websites and the Archdiocese of Louisville website at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply for Free or Reduced Price Meals, households must complete the application and return it to the Food Service Office at; Archdiocese of Louisville, School Food Service, PO Box 1073, Louisville, KY 40201-1073. The information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during the school year.
Households that receive SNAP or KTAP are required to list on the application only the child’s name, SNAP/Ktap number, and signature of adult household member.
Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court, are eligible for free meals. Any foster child in the household is eligible for free meals regardless of income. Household children considered migrants, homeless or runaway should contact Juanita Bisig at 502-585-3291.
For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service members on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service member’s income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not included in income.
All other households must provide the following information on the application:
- Total household income listed by gross amount received (before taxes), type of income (e.g. wages, child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household member.
- Names of all household members.
- Signature of adult household member completing application certifying all information provided is correct.
- Last four digits of social security number of adult signing the application or the word “NONE” if this person has no social security number.
If a household member becomes unemployed or the household size changes the food service office should be notified. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should also contact the food service office. Such changes may make the child eligible for reduced price or free meals.
Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced Price meal policy, Juanita Bisig will review the applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian is dissatisfied with the ruling of the official, he or she may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. If the parent wishes to make a formal appeal, he or she may make a request either orally or in writing to Mr. Robert Ash, PO Box 1073, Louisville, KY 40201-1073.
In accordance with the Sponsors disclosure agreement, the information on the Free and Reduced Price Meal application may be used by the program in determining eligibility for other educational programs.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online here at or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email here.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
USDA foods are a healthy choice and conform to high food safety standards. For more information, click on the link below.
For More Information
Click on the links below for more information about Archdiocese of Louisville Food Service.
Archdiocese of Louisville Food Service
PO Box 1073
Louisville, KY 40201-1073
502/585-3291, ext. 1123 or ext. 1131