Meal Applications

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THE APPLICATION FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL JULY 1, 2017.  Only  applications submitted after July 1 will be processed.

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete only one "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form"  on-line by clicking on the icon below. You will be notified by mail or a letter sent home with your child of your child's status.  You may also call the School Nutrition office at 228-864-1337 to inquire or if you have questions.

                     Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

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Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered 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.