Process for completing free or reduced priced school meal applications
Free and reduced-priced meals are available to students unable to pay the full price of school meals, according to criteria based on household size and income.
In order to participate in the free and reduced-price meal program, an application must be completed for all children in your household and submitted to your child’s school or the School Nutrition Office. The application may also be returned to the cafeteria manager at your child’s school.
Applications are processed at the Central Office by the School Nutrition Program. The application process is computerized resulting in a quick turnaround for a decision regarding the application and your child’s eligibility status.
Applications are available from the cafeteria manager, the Central Office School Nutrition Program, or your child’s Principal’s office.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE APPLICATION FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS
Complete one Application for all children in your household.
Please be sure and complete the entire Application. The Application cannot be approved if it is not complete. Be sure to sign the application and list all household members at the top of the application.
Incomplete Applications will be returned which will cause a delay in processing.
Return the completed application to: Your child’s school or to the Central Office at 52 Tradition Lane Trenton, GA 30752
You will receive a letter informing you that your child is eligible for free or reduced priced meals, or that your application has been denied. A denied application means that you will be required to pay full price for your child/children’s school meals.
Everyone is encouraged to complete an application for Free/Reduced Meals. Anyone earning at or below current Income Eligibility Guidelines, may be eligible for meal assistance for their child(ren). The school will process each application and issue an eligibility determination. All children may not be eligible for free or reduce benefits. BE SURE TO GET A LETTER CONFIRMING ELIGIBILITY. Until a child’s application is processed he/or she must pay full price for breakfast and lunch. Returning the free/reduce meal application and receiving a confirmation of eligibility letter is critical to receiving benefits.
Select an application from the following list for the desired school: