GRISD began distributing letters to the households of the children in the district about eligibility benefits and any actions households need to take to apply for these benefits.

Applications are available at all four schools, the GRISD administration building and online http://www.grisd.net.

The following criteria will be used to determine a child’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meal benefits:

Income:

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 (FDPR)

Program participant

3. Child’s status as a foster child, homeless, runaway, migrant or displaced by a declared disaster.

4. Child’s enrollment in Head Start or Even Start.

There is no deadline to apply and any family that experiences unexpected changes are encouraged to submit an application.

Any household that wishes to decline benefits or needs further information may contact Dawn Foos, child nutrition coordinator, at 254-898-3907 or foosda@grisd.net.

“Myself and all of my employees are here to help at any time. Please feel free to call or stop by," said Foos.