Familes First FRC
Back to School Assistance
If you need assistance with backpacks or school supplies, please sign up on this website. The event will take place Saturday, July 31.
Stuff the Bus
Donations of school supplies will be collected at Lexington Green to distribute to FCPS students.
Finally, if families are in need of back to school hair cuts you can sign up by appointment for Curls and Cuts:
Monday, Aug 2 from 9am-4pm
Cuts & Curls
Free haircuts and styles will be offered to FCPS students (by appointment only) at The Success Academy/STEAM Academy. Registration is live!
Summer Pantry Program-Families First Family Resource Center
Supplement your family’s grocery needs by participating in project pantry!
Families can pick up a box once a month, each month of the summer at Veterans Park Elementary in the bus lane. Items will vary based on what is available, but families can expect a variety of meal kits, canned goods, cereal, oatmeal, pasta and snack items. Please register at this link and see this flyer for more information.
Child and Adult Care Food Program eligibility guidelines revised
(FRANKFORT, KY) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has set the income eligibility guidelines for students and adults to participate in free and reduced-price meal programs through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for the 2021-2022 school year. The CACFP is federally funded through the USDA and is administered by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), Division of School and Community Nutrition.
The program provides for nutritious meals and snacks to qualifying participants attending childcare centers, daycare homes, Head Start programs, adult day cares, homeless shelters and afterschool programs. The program also works to establish positive eating habits at the earliest stages of development; reduces future health care and education costs by encouraging proper early development; and provides training and support of local center personnel.
Income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price meals are used to determine each participant’s eligibility.
Income Guidelines for Free/Reduced Price Meals
Effective July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022
Free Meals Monthly Income
Free Meals Yearly Income
Reduced-Price Meals Monthly Income
Reduced-Price Meals Yearly Income
For each additional family member add:
Children who are eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits. Adult participants who are members of SNAP, FDPIR households, who receive Social Security Income (SSI), or are Medicaid participants, also are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits.
Centers participating in the CACFP agree not to charge a separate fee for meals above the cost of tuition. Independent institutions and sponsoring organizations must enter into agreements with the KDE to assume responsibility for CACFP operations. KDE assists institutions and sponsors by providing consultation, training, resources and materials needed to make the program successful.
For more information about the CACFP, please contact KDE, Division of School and Community Nutrition, at (502) 564-5625 or visit the CACFP homepage.
USDA 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, 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 Compliant Online Form on the USDA website, (AD-3027) 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:
- Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C., 20250-9410;
- Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- Email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.