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Students Receive Free Meals for the 2020/21 School Year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending flexibilities to allow free meals to be available to all children throughout the 2020/21 school year.  This unprecedented move is part of the USDA's unwavering commitment to ensure all children across America have access to nutritious food as the nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meal Request Form

When your child is not physically present in the school building, you may request curbside carryout meals. Click HERE to submit your request for meals.  If you have any questions, please contact Elaine Webber, Director of Nutrition Services at [email protected] or 440/236-5741. 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 
Curbside Meal Pickup
WHO:       All Hybrid students that have pre-ordered a meal
WHAT:     Pick up three (3) lunches and three (3) shelf-stable breakfast kits for the following week
WHEN:    10:00 – 11:30 a.m. every Friday
WHERE:  Columbia Middle School, 13646 West River Road

Students WILL NOT be charged for meals.
  • We are operating under the guidance of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program Nationwide Waiver for Seamless Summer. Therefore, meals are at NO COST and will be available to students throughout the 2020/21 school year.  
  • All meals must be ordered by 3:00 p.m. on the Thursday before they are needed. 
  • Orders can be placed by using this link:
  • Meals for students in all buildings will be picked up on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. from the Columbia Middle School drive-thru located near the entrance to the building.
  • Students do not need to be present in the vehicle to pick up meals. Please have students name or ID available at time of pickup. This will allow staff to quickly identify each student and mark a roster at the pickup site.
  • Parents must remain in vehicles during meal pick up. Columbia staff will deliver meals to your car. 

Times and procedures are subject to change as we evaluate the efficiency of curbside meals. 

Please contact Elaine Webber, Director of Nutrition Services if you have any questions or need more information.  Elaine can be reached at (440) 236-5741 or by email at [email protected]

Free and Reduced-Price Meals or Free Milk

Click HERE  to download an application for free or reduced-price meals.  
If you need help with this application, please contact Elaine Webber, Director of Nutritional Services at 
(440) 236-5741 or at [email protected]
The Columbia Local School District today announced its 2020-2021 program year policy for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Programs.  Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used to determine eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the federal guidelines are eligible for free and reduced-price meals or free milk if the school participates in the Special Milk Program.

Application forms are distributed to all homes in a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free and reduced-price benefits, households should complete an application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office in each school. A complete application is required. Households which currently receive Special Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits (SNAP, formally known as food stamps) or Ohio Works First (OWF) funds for a child must provide the child’s name, the SNAP or OWF case number and signature of an adult household member on the application. Households that do not receive SNAP or OWF funds must provide the names of all household members, the last four digits of the Social Security Number of the adult signing the application or state “none” if the adult does not have a Social Security Number, the amount and source of income received by each household member (state the monthly income) and the signature of an adult household member.  If any of this information is missing, the school cannot process the application.

FREE HEALTH CARE: Families with children eligible for school meals may be eligible for free health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio’s Healthy Start & Healthy Families programs. These programs include coverage for doctor visits, immunizations, physicals, prescriptions, dental, vision, mental health, substance abuse and more. Please call 1-800-324-8680 for more information or to request an application. Information can also be found on the web at Anyone who has an Ohio Medicaid card is already receiving these services.

The information provided on the application is confidential and will only be used for the purpose to determine eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program official. To discourage the possibility of misrepresentation, the application forms contain a statement above the space for signature certifying that all information furnished is true and correct. Applications are being made in connection with the receipt of federal funds.  Schools or other officials may check the information on the application at any time during the school year. Deliberate misrepresentation of information may subject the applicant to prosecution under applicable state and federal laws.

Households will be notified of the approval or denial of benefits.

Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits regardless of the household’s income. If a family has foster children living with them and wishes to apply for such meals or milk for them, contact the school for more information.

Under the provision of the policy, Elaine Webber, Director of Nutrition Services will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian disagrees with the decision on the application or the result of verification, the decision may be discussed with the determining official on an informal basis. If a formal appeal is desired, the household has the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing can be requested either orally or in writing from:

Patricia Cieslak, Secretary to the Superintendent
Columbia Local School District
25796 Royalton Road
Columbia Station, OH 44028
[email protected]
(440) 236-1213

The policy contains an outline of the hearing procedure.

Households may apply for benefits any time during the school year.  If a household is not currently eligible and if the household size increases or income decreases because of unemployment or other reasons, the family should contact the school to file a new application.  Such changes may make the children of the family eligible for free or reduced-price benefits if the family income falls at or below the levels shown above.

Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

(1)         mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)          fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)          email: [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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