Free school lunches for homeschoolers? - Mothering Forums

 
Thread Tools
#1 of 9 Old 06-13-2012, 06:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
gabbyraja's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Midwest
Posts: 491
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I NEED the $10 internet service, or I'm going to have to go without for the better part of a year and with 5 homeschool kids that do half of their work online that's going to be impossible. But, my ISP says you HAVE to have an actual approval letter/form for free school lunch in order to get the service. We receive food assistance (SNAP) benefits, which automatically qualifies us for free school lunches (this did not sway the ISP on needing the approval letter).

 

  1. Can I apply for benefits despite being a homeschooler? Similar to how you can do extracurriculars through your school if you homeschool?
  2. Also, can you apply/qualify now, or only after school starts?

 

TIA


FAs, co-sleeping, babywearing, extended nursing, positive parenting, homeschooler

gabbyraja is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 9 Old 06-13-2012, 07:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
gabbyraja's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Midwest
Posts: 491
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

To clarify, I do not intend to actually use the school lunches, just get the letter.


FAs, co-sleeping, babywearing, extended nursing, positive parenting, homeschooler

gabbyraja is offline  
#3 of 9 Old 06-13-2012, 07:57 PM
 
rnra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 582
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

I would call the school district office and ask them.

rnra is offline  
#4 of 9 Old 06-13-2012, 08:24 PM - Thread Starter
 
gabbyraja's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Midwest
Posts: 491
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I have a reminder set to do that tomorrow. I'll post back here with anything they say. Apparently they receive more funding for every child signed up for free lunches, so I would guess that if there was any question they would err o the side of approval rather than denial...


FAs, co-sleeping, babywearing, extended nursing, positive parenting, homeschooler

gabbyraja is offline  
#5 of 9 Old 06-13-2012, 09:42 PM
 
Casha'sMommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lovin' that windy skyline!
Posts: 1,210
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

lurk.gif
 

Casha'sMommy is offline  
#6 of 9 Old 06-14-2012, 11:21 AM
 
zebra15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: State of Confusion
Posts: 5,579
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 167 Post(s)

DO you homeschool with a charter school or online school?   I homeschool and my kiddo takes some classes, one of the criteria for scholarships if the 'free lunch' program however they have other forms you can use as well.  The local school district will not sign off on free lunch forms unless the kid is actually enrolled in school and receiving the benefit so we just used the other scholarship forms.  I would call the ISP back, get a supervisor or manager, explain that you do not have kids enrolled in public school and what other forms can you send them?


Mom to J and never ending 
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
 
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
  
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
  
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2016 the year of peace and tranquility.
zebra15 is offline  
#7 of 9 Old 06-14-2012, 05:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
gabbyraja's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Midwest
Posts: 491
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I do not charter or online school. We're mostly unschoolers.

 

I called the local school this morning and left a message. The secretary called me right back and said she honestly didn't know. She advised me to call the food services dept. I left a message there, too. I don't know if I'll make any ground there, but I will try Zebra's suggestion, tomorrow when there are likely to be knowledgeable supervisors around. You're always such a wealth of ideas Zebra. Thanks!


FAs, co-sleeping, babywearing, extended nursing, positive parenting, homeschooler

gabbyraja is offline  
#8 of 9 Old 06-14-2012, 05:13 PM
 
phathui5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Oregon
Posts: 17,022
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)

Could you get a letter from your SNAP worker stating that your kids qualify for free school lunch?


Midwife (CPM, LDM) and homeschooling mama to:
14yo ds
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
  11yo dd
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
 9yo ds and 7yo ds
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
and 2yo ds 
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
 
phathui5 is offline  
#9 of 9 Old 06-15-2012, 05:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
gabbyraja's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Midwest
Posts: 491
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hmmmm... Hadn't thought about that. I've sent an email. We shall see.


FAs, co-sleeping, babywearing, extended nursing, positive parenting, homeschooler

gabbyraja is offline  
Reply

Tags
Frugality


User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 8,727

32 members and 8,695 guests
BirthFree , bluejanuary , cloa513 , dimmarkh01 , floss&ferd , hillymum , IAmNehaRastogi , irishchook , Janeen0225 , jcdfarmer , kathymuggle , lauren , lilmissgiggles , lisak1234 , MeanVeggie , NaturallyKait , Pugtato-Chaihuahua , samaxtics , serrapepta04 , shantimama , shareref10 , Socks , Springshowers , stephalittle , Suzanne Kamper , tedythegr8 , transpecos , transylvania_mom , worthy
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 01:21 PM.