Applications for Free and Reduced Meals Available Now

wording: now is the time to apply for free and reduced meals
Susannah Gentry

After two years of free meals for all public school students, the USDA has announced that it will require families to complete applications for students to qualify for the free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch meals for the 2022-2023 school year. 

After two years of free meals for all public school students, the USDA has announced that it will require families to complete applications for students to qualify for the free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch meals for the 2022-2023 school year. Families can pick up a paper copy at any FSSD school or fill one out online through your family Skyward account.

"We hope that families continue to take advantage of this beneficial federal program," said Franklin Special School District Food and Culinary Services Supervisor Robbin Cross. "We were thrilled to be able to support all families through the USDA pandemic program, and now hope that everyone who qualifies takes the time to fill out the paperwork over the summer so they do not miss any of the benefits of the free and reduced meal program.”

For the 2022-2023 school year, breakfast will cost $2.00 and lunches will cost $3.00. To see if your child qualifies, complete a free/reduced meal application. You will be notified of your status once the application is reviewed by the Food and Culinary Services Department. For more information about the program, go to Food and Culinary Services online.

For any questions or assistance in completing the application, contact your child's school office or the FSSD FCS office at (615) 472-3728.