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Free/Reduced Lunch

General Information


APPLYING FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS

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 dis-trict. You may ask for an application any time during the school year. If you’re earning at or below cur-rent 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 re-duced 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 assis-tance programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) also provides automatic eligi-bility. Please contact the Lunch office to determine if you need to fill out an application (631-471-1353).