To apply for the Free and Reduced Meal program, fill out an online meal application at www.applyforlunch.com. Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. Once approved, meal benefits are good for an entire year. Paper application forms are available on as needed basis for parent/guardians at each school.

Households that receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are required to list on the application only the child’s name, SNAP/TANF case number, and signature of adult household member.

Foster children will receive free benefits regardless of the child’s personal income or the income of the household.

Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact district liaison Kelli Williams at 850-833-3008.

For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service members on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service member’s income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income.

For questions and more information call 850-301-3020.