Free and Reduced Meals
ACOE's Student Programs and Service provides free meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program at four of our Community School sites: Bridge Academy, Hayward Community School, Burke Academy, and Fruitvale Academy.
We recognize the benefits that consistent and healthy meals have on student achievement, and do not require families to pay for student meals. We believe that all children should have equitable access to adequate nutrition.
In partnership with Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), ACOE provides meals to Bridge and Fruitvale Academy students. ACOE is also in partnership with Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) to provide meals to Burke Academy and Hayward Community Schools students.
Each year, our students are required to complete the following lunch application forms:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture 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 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 at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (Spanish).
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