I would like to apply for the FARMs Program, but am concerned that my student may be embarrassed if the teachers or other students learn that we need assistance. How can this be avoided?

Student/family FARMs eligibility is confidential. HCPSS will only discuss student eligibility with students, parents, guardians and cafeteria managers. All HCPSS schools currently use a Point of Sale (POS) system in cafeterias. All students must enter a six digit (6) PIN number in the POS system to pay for meals. By using this system, students do not know if a classmate’s lunch was pre-paid, free or reduced price.