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School Meals and Households Financially Impacted by the Government Shutdown

Applications to receive free or reduced price meals may be submitted anytime throughout the year.  Households previously denied benefits may reapply whenever a change has occurred in household income or composition.  Households financially impacted by the current government shutdown may apply for free or reduced price meals using current income data which reflects any loss of income to the household.  If a household is approved for meal payment benefits, the benefits apply to the remainder of the current school year and extend into the first 30 days into the following school year. 


Applications may be completed online at To download a paper application or learn more about free or reduced price school meal, visit  The Nutrition Services office is available for assistance at 701-446-1153.