Free or Reduced Meals

How You Can Get Free or Reduced Meals
Posted on 09/14/2022
Free or Reduced Meals

When the 2021-2022 school year ended, so did free meals for every student. While the federal government funded a program that allowed all students access to free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has declined to continue funding this program.

We understand this change may cause you to worry. However, there are important steps you can take NOW to be sure your student receives the meals they need for the 2022-2023 school year.

If your student qualifies for free or reduced meals, they can still receive them this fall, but you must take action to make it happen. Please complete the 2022-2023 online application, which is available on the district’s website. Paper applications will be available at the district office this month.

If you qualified for free or reduced last school year you will remain free/reduced through October 17th, but please do fill out another application for this school year as soon as you can.

If you do not qualify for free or reduced meals, you may begin depositing money into student accounts at any time to prepare for the cost of school lunches next year. Information on meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year are listed below:

Elementary: Breakfast Meal Price $1.25 (Oakland and Upton remain free due to Better w/Breakfast), Lunch $2.60

Middle School:$1.25, $3.00

High School:$1.25, $3.00

If you qualify for reduced price meals: breakfast = $.30 and lunch = $.40

If your student has a negative lunch account balance, we encourage you to pay it off as soon as possible and then begin depositing money into the account to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year.

For assistance, please contact our Food Service Department at (248) 435-8500 ext. 1123.