• The Lamar County Child Nutrition Program would like to provide notification of the changes to school meals for the 2022-2023 school year. The federal waivers that have allowed school districts to provide breakfast and lunch at no cost to all students will expire. Normal food service operations will resume.
    Families who do not qualify for free or reduced meals will resume paying for school meals when school starts back on August 9, 2022. Students that do not qualify for free or reduced lunch will have to pay $1.25 for breakfast and $2.60 for lunch.
    Families are encouraged to complete a Free Reduced meal application for the 2022-2023 school year. Paper Applications will be sent home with your child when school starts or now you can complete an application online. It will be available online at https://paypams.com/OnlineApp.aspx. The link can also be found on the district website at https://www.lamarcountyk12.com/site/default.aspx?PageID=4375.
    Each student who qualifies for Free or Reduced meals by August 31, 2022, will also receive a $391 P-EBT card in September 2022 from the Department of Human Resources. The cards will be mailed to the address that is on file where your child attends. P-EBT cards are not issued by the CNP Department. If you have any questions, please contact the Alabama Department of Human Resources P-EBT customer service at 1-800-410-5827. You can also visit their website at https://dhr.alabama.gov/food-assistance/.
    Additionally, many students have grown accustomed to picking up breakfast and lunch at no charge over the past 2 years. Please take time before school starts back on August 9th to discuss your expectations of your child selecting school meals or extra items with their meal since this could cost money for your household.
    Paypams is a service offered by the Child Nutrition Program which allows parents to view their child’s meal account and make payments. Through this secure website, parents can view meal account balances, meal and A la carte purchases, schedule payments, receive low-balance reminders, and make meal payments with a credit card online. There is no cost to create an account or to deposit money into your account with a credit card. There is no cost to create an account or to check balances. Please visit www.paypams.com if you would like to set up an account.