Free and Reduced Meals

Applying for Free and Reduced Price School Meals

Posted 9/20/2019

Parents/guardians are reminded to apply for Free and Reduced Meals if you had done so last year, or if you believe you may qualify now. Applications can be found on the district website's Free and Reduced Meals page. Please contact Susan Boroskas (sboroskas@sau10.org, (603) 432-1231) if you need assistance completing the application. (Also, note that if a child qualifies for Free and Reduced Meals, they can get their breakfast for FREE saving a reduced meals child 30 cents per day.)

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 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.

If you are eligible for unemployment compensation, you might also be eligible for free or reduced price school meals. With the cooperation of the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration, we are reaching out to vulnerable households. State Workforce Agency Administrators have been asked to let households seeking unemployment benefits about the availability of free and reduced price school meals. Please contact your school or district for more information

Read more here https://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/applying-free-and-reduced-price-school-meals