Schools send school meal applications home at the beginning of each school year. However, you may apply for school meals any time during the school year by submitting an application directly to your school or district. You may ask your student’s school for an application any time during the school year.
If you're earning at or below current Income Eligibility Guidelines, you are encouraged to contact your school or district to fill out a school meal application. 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 your school to determine if you need to fill out an application.
- Free and Reduced Applications
Return to Traditional Eligibility Parent Notification Template
Free and Reduced Application for Meals
- Free and Reduced Notification Letters
SNAP/TANF/Medicaid Direct Certification Notification
Reduced Medicaid Direct Certification Notification
Foster Direct Certification Notification
State Review Application Error Notification
- Online Free and Reduced Application Checklist
- Special Milk-Only Forms