Free and Reduced
MEAL BENEFITS APPLICATION
As part of the Healthy School Meals For All (HSMA) program, all students who attend a public school that D11 FNS provides meals for as part of the National School Lunch program will have access to free breakfast (at the 50 schools that provide breakfast meals) and lunch.
Families who qualify for free or reduced meals are strongly encouraged to complete the Meal Benefits Application. It can provide additional benefits to you and your school in the form of fee waivers, additional school funding, and Summer-EBT Benefits.
You will be notified by email of your child's status. Please update your contact information and email address at your school.
Pasos para seleccionar una solicitud de comidas traducida al español:
- Haga clic en el botón azul "APPLY NOW"
CEP School List
If ALL of your students attend one or more of these schools, you will NOT need to list your social security number on the Meal Benefits Application.
FRL Eligible (Non-CEP) School List
If one or more of your students attend one of these schools, the last four digits of your social security number is required on the Meal Benefits Application.
Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered to be 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 may be included in the household application as part of the household size. CSSD11 Food and Nutrition Services will continue to use information from the State Social Service Department to certify children to receive free meal eligibility status. To qualify, the children’s families must receive assistance from SNAP, TANF, FDPIR (Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations) or Medicaid. If a qualified approval is made, letters will be emailed and you will NOT need to fill out an FRL application. Please direct any questions to the Meal Benefit Coordinator at 719-520-2934 or email firstname.lastname@example.org This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.