We are aware that many families may be experiencing a reduction or loss of income at this time due to the pandemic crisis.
Please know that Novi Community School District continues to accept applications for Free/Reduced Price Meals until June 12.
If you are facing a financial change or hardship we encourage you to complete an online application
While school buildings may be closed there are benefits available to you by applying.
Free and Reduced Price Meal benefits carry over for the first 30 school days of the next year. So any approvals right now will continue for the first 30 days of the 2020-21 school year.
At this time the State of Michigan is providing extra benefits to students who qualify for Free or Reduced Price Meals in the form of Pandemic EBT. Learn more about the Pandemic EBT
If you submit an application by Friday, May 8 and are approved for free or reduced meal benefits you will be automatically qualified for P-EBT benefits. The benefit is $5.70 per child per day for each family member 18 years or younger or 26 or younger if enrolled in a special education program.
Due to these added benefits we strongly encourage you to apply if you feel you may now qualify. If you currently receive benefits there is no reason to apply again. Your information has already been added to the Michigan database.
As a final note, please remember that our department is distributing seven days of breakfast and lunch on Tuesdays at Novi High School from 9 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Families will drive up and be provided meals based on the number of children in their household. Students do not need to be present to receive meals.
Meals are also available at Novi Ridge and Pavilion Court apartment club houses via school bus from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays.
This service will continue through the end of the June. The last pickup date will be Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Should this service be extended due to further closure we will communicate further information.
If you have any questions or are in need of a paper application please contact our Food & Nutrition Director, Evol Gazzarato