Free & Reduced-Price Meals / Comida Gratis o de Precio Reducido

Free & Reduced-Price Application Instructions


    If your child attends Frank C. Whiteley, Hunting Ridge, Lincoln, Marion Jordan, Pleasant Hill, Thomas Jefferson, Willow Bend, Plum Grove Jr High, or Walter R. Sundling Jr High, and whose household meets federal guidelines, your household may be eligible for Free Milk/Meal or Reduced-Price Meals under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast program. In addition, if your household is approved for Free Milk/Meal or Reduced-Price Meals, student fees & fines are also automatically waived.

    • Please visit the Student Fee & Fine Waiver on the District's website to learn more about how to apply for a waiver of student fees & fines based on household income.

    If your child attends Central Road, Gray M. Sanborn, Jane Addams, Kimball Hill, Lake Louise, Stuart R. Paddock, Virginia Lake, Winston Campus Elementary, Carl Sandburg Junior High, Winston Campus Junior High, or Conyers Learning Academy, DO NOT FILL OUT THIS APPLICATION as students at these schools participate in the federally funded Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program. Students at these schools are offered a free breakfast and lunch daily, and no other application for free milk/meals is required.

    To apply for Free Milk/Meal & Reduced-Price Meals, complete this page and the application page, sign the application, and return the documents to your child’s school. Call your child’s school if you need assistance. Check area(s) that apply to your current participation status: 

    • New to District 15
    • New applicant to free/reduced-price program at District 15
    • Approved free/reduced-price program participant last year (2021-22)

    Applications can be submitted at any time during the school year. Households should answer all applicable questions on the form. Applications that do not contain all required information, or are unsigned, cannot be processed and approved. Please visit Free & Reduced Price Meals on the District’s website for more information.

    Once an application is approved, the free milk/meal or reduced-price meals will be automatically discounted in the student’s meal account. Reduced-price meals are $0.40 for lunch and $0.30 for breakfast. Students who qualify for free milk/meal or reduced-price meals are entitled to both breakfast (if available at the school) and lunch. If a student wishes to purchase a second meal or any a la carte items, the student must have cash available or money deposited in their account in advance.

    A household’s eligibility for free milk/meals or reduced-price meals is confidential.

    If you receive a letter in mid-July to early August that you have been approved by direct certification, you DO NOT need to fill out an application for free milk/meals or reduced-price meal benefits. Otherwise, A NEW APPLICATION MUST BE FILLED OUT EVERY YEAR.

Free & Reduced-Price Meals Instructions and Application

Free & Reduced-Price Meal Applications