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Meal Applications


Turn in Applications to:

Your child's school cafeteria or mailed to Guilford County Schools, School Nutrition Services, 501 W. Washington St., Greensboro, NC 27401.

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Meal Applications

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." An application for meal benefits can be obtained at your student's school or from School Nutrition Services, 501 W. Washington St., Greensboro or by calling 336-370-3266.

Parents can fill out the application for meal benefits online. To fill out the form visit www.LunchApplication.com and click on the "Apply Now" button on the left-hand side of the page. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

A new application must be completed each year, AND FAMILIES MAY COMPLETE AN APPLICATION AT ANY TIME DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR. Students who were approved for benefits last year must complete a new application at the beginning of the new school year. Students may eat on last year's status for either thirty (30) days or until a new application is processed which ever occurs first . Those students who do not have an approved meal application on file will need to pay for meals at the end of the grace period.

If you received a letter that you child is directly certified to receive meals, you do not need to complete an application for meal benefits. However if your letter does not include the names of all students in the household, please call 370-3266 to let us know so all children may receive the benefit.

Students attending CEP schools do not have to submit an application.

An application can be completed anytime during the school year if you feel that your family may qualify. If there is any change in income, job loss, additional household members added, etc., please check to see if your family qualifies for benefits. Parents are responsible for payment for any meal until the application is approved.

New students must have applications approved before meal benefits can begin. Please click on the links below to see instructions and sample applications.

Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.

Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.