Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families. We encourage anyone interested in meals benefits to apply. A number of parents may think they don't qualify when they actually do. Because of this, we welcome all applications. To apply, please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." We encourage applications to be completed online by creating a SchoolCafe account.
Once the applications have been processed, 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 complete one application 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: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The 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 residing in a household with other children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.