Thanks to nationwide waivers for federally funded meal programs, school meals were free to all students through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, these waivers have expired, and schools must return to charging for breakfast and lunch. 

Our goal is to continue supporting all students and families by ensuring those who need free meals at school continue to receive them. We encourage all families to complete and submit a school meal application to ensure that there are no gaps in meal benefits for students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Parents or guardians can submit this application online at or in person at your child’s school office. In special circumstances when a student forgets their lunch, we will offer them a balanced lunch with a sandwich, fruits, vegetables, and milk, Students will never be turned away for a lunch.

Parents are encouraged to contact their child's school or to visit our Food Service webpage for more information.