• Now you can apply online for your children to receive free or reduced price school meals. Your application will be sent from our secure web site directly to your school district, so you don’t need to worry about filling out a paper form that could be lost or misplaced.

    We have designed LunchApplication.com to make it easy for you to know exactly what information you need to provide and to guide you through the process. Your school district will determine your eligibility and send you a letter with the results.

    LunchApplication.com is an easy, secure and convenient way to apply for free or reduced lunch.

    Please read the Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use statements when finished return to the “Apply Now” screen. Select “I Agree”. If you do not agree to the terms, you will not be able to use the website, but you can still fill out a paper application by contacting your school district.

    • Enter the Security Code and Click Submit.
    • Select your state and school district. Click Next.
    • Please read the Letter to Households. Click Next.
    • Then you will answer a few questions that will direct you through the application process.
    • Are you applying for a foster child?
    • Do you receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF)?


    On the Application:
    • Add the required Head of Household information (The name of the adult household member who is submitting the application)
      • First Name, Last Name
      • SSN (last 4 digits) or No SSN
      • Address 1, City, State, Zip
      • Income or No Income (not available on SNAP/TANF or Foster applications)

    • Add the required student information for each student.

      • First Name, Last Name
      • School
      • Student Number
      • Grade
      • Income or No Income
      • None, Homeless, Migrant or Runaway

    • Add any additional household member information. (not available on SNAP/TANF applications)

      • First Name, Last Name
      • Income or No Income (not available for Foster application)

    How to Enter Income:
    • Salary: List the gross income this person earned from work. This is not the same as take-home pay. Gross income is the amount earned before taxes and other deductions. The amount should be listed on your pay stub, or your boss can tell you. Make sure you select the correct frequency of the person's salary.
    • Welfare, Alimony, Child Support: List the amount this person receives from welfare, child support and alimony along with the frequency of the income.
    • Retirement, Pensions, Social Security: List the amount this person receives from retirement, pensions and social security along with the frequency of the income.
    • Other: In the Other column, include Worker’s Compensation, unemployment, strike benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veteran’s benefits (VA benefits), disability benefits, regular contributions from people who do not live in your household, and ANY OTHER INCOME. Report net income for self-owned business, farm, or rental income. If you are in the Military Housing Privatization Initiative do not include this housing allowance. Report the frequency of the income.

    The order in which you add the information does not matter.

    It will give you a message if you skip something that is required.

    Review the application and make corrections if you need to. After your Review, Click Signature.

    On the Release Categories page, select the agencies that you will let the school share information with.

    Read the Adult Head of Household Information and then “sign” your application by entering your name and agreeing to the Intent of Signature, click Submit.

    You can print a copy of your application for your records.

    Click Finish to complete the application. The application will be sent to your school district. You will get a letter from them with the results within about 2 weeks.