Free & Reduced-Price Meal Application

  • If you qualify, you can save up to $972 per student each year. This program for enrolled students is a great benefit and we encourage you to apply at any time, especially if your home situation or income has changed. After you apply:

    • You will receive a confirmation number by email.
    • Wait a few days, and then you can check your application status using the confirmation number.

    All applications from the previous year expire on Oct. 11 or when a new 2019-20 application has been received and processed. To continue or renew your status, Nutrition Services must receive a current year application. Photocopied or incomplete forms cannot be accepted and may result in a delay of free or reduced-price meal benefits. Completed applications are processed within 10 days of receipt in the Nutrition Services office. You will be notified via mail of your benefits.

    All information on your application is confidential and will only be used for the meal program, unless you request to release the information. Student computer accounts look identical to those of cash paying students, so no one can tell what a student's status is. We respect your privacy.

    Apply Anytime!

    You may apply for meal benefits at any time during the school year.

    New Students/New Applicants

    • New students/applicants will need to bring money for meals or bring a sack lunch until their family application is processed and approved.
    • While we have 10 working days to process a meal application, our goal is to process your application as soon as possible.
    • New students to the district, including kindergartners, must have an application on file to eat free or reduced-price meals, even if their brother or sister has received free or reduced-price meals.
    • Parents are responsible for all meal charges incurred prior to application approval.

    Helpful Hints

    Make sure your application can be processed quickly:

    • One form per household.
    • Additional students and/or household members may be attached on a separate piece of paper.
    • Providing food stamp or TANF numbers simplifies the process.
    • The form must be signed by the parent/guardian before processing is complete.
    • Please make sure to see the Application Instructions and the Frequently Asked Questions before you fill out your application.

     

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  • Contact

    Nutrition Services
    509.354.7270