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Free/Reduced Meals

General Information


The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free breakfast and lunch to children each school day.

Your child may qualify for free or reduced price meals.  You may apply for school meals any time during the school year by completing an application online or by submitting an application directly to your school or the district food service office. Schools send school meal applications home at the beginning of each school year. You may also apply online by clicking on the “online application” button on this page. Applications are reviewed by local school or district officials before granting free or reduced price benefits. If you receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, all of your children who attend school automatically qualify for free school meals. Participation in other Federal assistance programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) also provides automatic eligibility. Please contact the Lunch office if you need any assistance with the application process at 631-471-1353.