Free Meals Ending

Free Meals for All Students Ending

When the 2021-2022 school year ends, so do free meals for every student. While the federal government funded a program that allowed all students access to free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress recently declined to continue funding this program. This means all families will need to carry a positive balance in their student’s school meal accounts when school begins in the fall.  Students who attend summer school this year will still receive free meals.

We understand this change may cause you to worry. However, there are important steps you can take to be sure your student receives the meals they need next year. The

 2022-2023 online application, will be available on the district’s website after July 1, 2022.

If you do not qualify for free or reduced meals, you may begin depositing money into student accounts at any time to prepare for the cost of school lunches next year. Information on meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year will be available soon, however, families can expect the pricing to be $2.50-$2.95 for breakfast and $3-$3.50 per lunch. You may also deposit money online at

If your student has a negative lunch account balance, we encourage you to pay it off as soon as possible and then begin depositing money into the account to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year.

Completing an application is the only way to be considered for free or reduced meals. Please take action now.


For assistance, please contact our Food Service Department at 660-626-1411 or