Free and Reduced Meals

  • Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. To apply, please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be completed on-line here with EZ Meal Apps or obtained and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification, you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.


    Only one application should be completed per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

    Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income.

    • HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: This includes parents, children, and grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses.
    • TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.

    Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed, yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.

    The free and reduced lunch statistics allow our schools to receive important funding from the federal government. This funding provides access to technology and other important resources for our students. We encourage everyone to complete this form.

    2020-2021 Income Eligibility Guidelines

    How to Complete the EZ Meal App- Video Tutorial

     

     

     

     

Frequently Asked Questions: Free/Reduced Meals

  • We are in the military. Do we include our housing allowance as income? What if my spouse is deployed?

  • What if my income is not always the same?

  • Who should I include as members of my household?

  • May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen?

  • Will the information I give be checked? What if I disagree with the school's decision about my application?

  • If I don't qualify now, may I apply later?

  • What if I got a letter already this school year saying my children are approved for free/reduced meals?

  • My child's application was approved last year. Do I need to fill out another one this year?

  • I get WIC. Can my children get free meals?

  • Who can get reduced price meals?

  • Can homeless, runaway, and migrant children get free meals?

  • Can Foster Children get free meals?

  • Who can get free meals?

  • Do I need to fill out an application for each child?