For more information about free and reduced meals and to obtain an application, please visit:  www.mealsense.org

 

Available Now!!

Online Free and Reduced Applications for (Pender County Schools)

 

 Now you can apply on-line for your children to receive free or reduced price school meals. Your application will be sent from a secure web site directly to (Pender County Schools), so you don’t need to worry about filling out a paper form that could be lost or misplaced. 


www.LunchApplication.com has been designed to make it easy for you to know exactly what information you need to provide and to guide you through the process. Once your application has been received the district office will determine your eligibility and send you a letter with the results. 

www.LunchApplication.com is an easy, secure and convenient way to apply for free or reduced meals.

 

To apply, simply go to www.LunchApplication.com and Click Apply Now.

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) provide nutritionally balanced meals to students in over 100,000 public and non-profit private schools and residential childcare programs across the country. Administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the NSLP/SBP allows students whose families meet certain income requirements to receive breakfast, lunch, and after-school snacks at a free or reduced price.

Healthy school meals play an essential role in helping students thrive in and out of the classroom. Studies show that school meals help reduce absenteeism, improve test scores, and reduce disruptions in the classroom.* A school breakfast and lunch provide a minimum of UDSA’s daily recommended dietary allowance for key nutrients (25% and over 30% respectively). 

*Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). “Breakfast for Learning.” Spring 2014.

To see if your student qualifies for free or reduced-price school meals, parents or guardians can submit an application that is provided by the school district. Families may apply at any time throughout the school year. Please reach out to your school to request an application or for specific questions.

Not sure of your child’s eligibility? Income eligibility guidelines are available online for each school year to help you determine eligibility based on your household size and income level. There are no restrictions based on immigration status. Visit www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/income-eligibility-guidelines for details.