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Director's Message


Dear Parent or Guardian:




July 1, 2018 – Tifton, Ga- Tift County School System is participating in the National School Lunch Program Special Assistance Provision for Free Meal Reimbursement in School Year 2019.  Through Provision 2, a school district or a single school may offer meals at no charge to all students. Continued participation in this provision eliminates the procedure of distributing and processing free and reduced-price meal applications each school year.


All Tift County schools will be participating School Year 2019. All schools offer Breakfast, Lunch and Snack at no charge to students.


By participating in the Community Eligibility Provision eliminating the need for meal applications, Tift County will reduce administrative and printing costs.  Families also benefit from the elimination of completing and submitting meal applications.  


Children need healthy meals to learn. Tift County offers healthy meals every school day at no charge to your child(ren). Our food service receives support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs.




     Vanessa Hayes, Director MPA CC SNS


Building Healthy Student Minds and Bodies

Dear Parents,

Our mission is to be a partner in the educational process by providing quality meals and create nutritional education opportunities for parents and students that promote HEALTHY CHILDREN, READY to LEARN.
The School Nutrition Program will assist our students in getting the nutrition they need to learn, grow and develop. Menus must adhere to strict guidelines issued by USDA. Each meal planned must provide the required (USDA) number of food components and meet the nutrient standards for the age/grade group served. Menus are posted online and available via peachjar. 
Each cafeteria is equipped with a point of sale system for tracking reimbursable meals and payments. All Tift County students are assigned a student identification/account number. Students are required to learn their meal number to use at POS station. Our District is afforded the wonderful opportunity to provide meals at no cost to students for SY 17-18 as a part of the federal funding partnership of CEP ( community Eligibility Provision). Our District will not issue, process, or collect F/R meal applications this year. 
No meal charges will exist. If a student wants to purchase additional items outside of their reimbursable meal there will be a cost and he/she will be allowed only if they have cash in their account or in hand.
Vanessa Hayes, Director MPA CC SNS
 "Changing our Future, One Plate at a Time"
Department Listing 
Vanessa Hayes, Director MPA CC SNS        email: vanessa.hayes@tiftschools.com
Kogi Daniels, Administrative Assistant          email: kogi.daniels@tiftschools.com
Jenny Varnadoe, Bookkeeper                       email: jvarnadoe@tiftschools.com
 Brittany Floyd, Lead Manager                      email: brittany.floyd@tiftschools.com
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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html 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:  intake@usda.gov
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.