Free and Reduced Meal Application Link
If you need a paper copy, please let one of the offices know.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS
- The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) waiver that provided free meals to all students due to the COVID-19 pandemic expired on June 30, 2022. This means that school meals will no longer automatically be free for everyone.
- Free and Reduced lunch applications affect funding in many areas. Qualifying for the meal benefit plan allows for two free ACT tests, a Waiver for College Admission Fees, and a Waiver for NCAA Clearinghouse.
- Everyone must reapply for Free and Reduced Meals each year, even if you received free/reduced meals in the past.
- WHO CAN GET FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS?
- All children in households receiving benefits from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP), are eligible for free meals.
- Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are
eligible for free meals.
- Children participating in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals.
- Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals.
- Children may receive free or reduced price meals if your household’s income is within the limits on
the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals
if your household income falls at or below the limits on this chart.
- DO I NEED TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FOR EACH CHILD? No. Use one Free and Reduced Price School
Meals Application for all students in your household.
- IF I DON’T QUALIFY NOW, MAY I APPLY LATER? Yes, you may apply at any time during the school year. For
example, children with a parent or guardian who becomes unemployed may become eligible for free and
reduced price meals if the household income drops below the income limit.
- WHAT IF MY INCOME IS NOT ALWAYS THE SAME? List the amount that you normally receive. For example, if
you usually make $1000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only made $900, put down
that you made $1000 per month. If you normally get overtime, include it, but do not include it if you only work
overtime sometimes. If you have lost a job or had your hours or wages reduced, use your current income.
- WHAT IF THERE ISN’T ENOUGH SPACE ON THE APPLICATION FOR MY FAMILY? List any additional household
members on a separate piece of paper, and attach it to your application.
- If you have any questions or need help contact the superintendent’s office at 501-332-8884.