• What is the Free and Reduced Meals Program?  

    The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day.

    Application Process

    2021-22 Free/Reduced Application Materials

    Application Instructions:   English    Spanish

    Application:   English    Spanish

    Sharing Form:   English    Spanish

    Frequently Asked Questions:   English    Spanish

Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines for 2021-22

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can get free or reduced-price meals?

  • How do I know if my children qualify as homeless, migrant, or runaway?

  • Do I need to fill out an application for each child?

  • Should I fill out an application if I received a letter this school year saying my children are already approved?

  • Do I need to fill out an application if my child attends a Community Eligibility Provision school?

  • Can I apply online?

  • My child's application was approved last year. Do I need to fill out a new one?

  • I get WIC. Can my children get free meals?

  • My child or children qualify for Badgercare Plus or Medicaid. Can my child get free meals?

  • Will the information I give be checked?

  • If I don’t qualify now, may I apply later?

  • What if I disagree with the school’s decision about my application?

  • May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen?

  • What if my income is not always the same?

  • What if some household members have no income to report?