Meal Applications

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Meal Applications

THE APPLICATION FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL Year will be available for submission July 1, 2021  Please access by clicking below on the icon "MY SCHOOL APPS".  

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. The eligibility guidelines for reduced meal status are available by clicking on the icon under meal applications. You will be notified of the status by a letter that will be sent home with your child when school begins, notice by e-mail  or  you may also call the School Nutrition office at 228-864-1337 to inquire or if you have questions.  Please read the instructions under the icon below. 

If your child was a student at LBSD at the close of school last year, he may eat on that status for the first 30 days before you apply.   However a new application must be received by September 17, 2021 or status will revert to full pay and you will be charged for meals.   You may submit an application for meals at any time throughout the year if your household number or income changes.

  Until you receive notification  of free meals, 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.