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Ojai Unified now accepting applications for free and reduced-price school meals

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Regular and reduced-price meal costs for breakfast and lunch provided by the Ojai Unified School District.

 

Ojai Unified School District Nutrition Services Department is reminding families and guardians of the availability of free and reduced-price meals offered through the school district for enrolled students. 

"We understand this has been a challenging year for many in our community, and your family's financial situation may have changed due to coronavirus or other factors," according to a written statement from the school district's Nutrition Services Department. "We want you to know we are here to support you! As local families' need for access to free and reduced-price meals has increased, we are encouraging all of our families to apply for school meals."

To apply:

Visit the online form at https://ojai.vcoe.org/fsonline/Main/Login  or fill out the paper application that has been mailed to OUSD families in English and Spanish, and return it in the self-addressed, stamped envelope that was sent. The deadline is Sept. 30, but people are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Only one application needs to be submitted per family, so please include all family members on one form. 
When you click on the application form, you are taken to a link for the Ventura County Office of Education. Those who have never before registered should ignore the first line requesting a user name and go to the new registration button where a username and password can be created.

Timing:

 Beginning Aug. 19, meals will be provided for students enrolled in OUSD. The cost, reflected in the graphic above, is based on eligibility for free or reduced-price meals.
The free Summer Meals program — available for all youth in the community — ends on Friday, July 24, 
Meals offered:
Breakfast and lunch are offered to students who choose to participate in the OUSD meal program. Every meal includes fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grain-rich items, lean proteins, and low-fat or fat-free milk. OUSD states in a press release: "Our staff follows practices mandated by the Ventura County Public Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "

Those needing assistance in completing the application or who have a question can call  the Nutrition Services Department at 805-640-4300, ext. 1079, or go to the website at www.OjaiUSD.org/NutritionServices