Meal Applications

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a “Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form.” The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child’s status. Until notification, you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

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 the 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.

  • Eligibility guide
  • Free and Reduced Meal Application FAQs
  • Online Meal Application

Turn in Applications to:

Free and Reduced Meal Applications will be mailed to district families the second week of July. Once the application is completed you may mail or return it to:

Food Service Office
1135 Kent St.
Elkhart, IN 46514

between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or return to your student’s school after school is back in session.