The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 provided temporary benefits, referred to as P-EBT, to families of school-aged children who would have received free or reduced-priced meals through the USDA National School Lunch Program (NSLP) if school had not been affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. A second issuance of P-EBT was authorized by Congress for the 2020-2021 school year.
For more information about this, visit the DHS P-EBT Website.
Friendship Academy offers breakfast at school every day. Click on the following link for information on the importance of a healthy breakfast.
Free summer lunches can be found in your area! Please click on the links below for more information.
Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Indiana, Lawrence, Somerset, and Washington Counties:
Lunch program complaint procedure due to civil rights violation:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 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 if 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, (AD-3027) online or at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in 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:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of Adjudication
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: [email protected]
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
Persons with disabilities, who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).
If a person reports to a supervisor, teacher or other individual on staff at The Watson Institute Friendship Academy, the person who receives the complaint will refer them to the above information on how to file a complaint, or if they are unable to complete it, the person will transcribe the complaint and submit the letter to the program Discrimination Complaint Form as noted above.