Apply Now For Free and Reduced Lunch for the 2018-2019 School Year

school lunch workersApplications for Free or Reduced-Price Meals during the 2018-2019 school year are now being accepted by the School District of Palm Beach County.

To ensure your family’s application is processed by the first day of school, applications need to be submitted by Monday, August 6, 2018.

However, if a family’s financial need changes at any time throughout the year, applications for the assistance will still be accepted. Eligibility for Free or Reduced-Price Meals is based on household size and income as outlined below.

Applications may be submitted online by clicking here, and are also available by visiting the main office of a school. Only one application is required per household to cover all siblings attending school.

Breakfast is always free to all students attending Palm Beach County schools. Lunch prices are $2.05 for elementary students and $2.30 for middle and high school students.

FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS
Effective from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

REDUCED-PRICE MEAL SCALE:
Household Size Annual Monthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly
1 22,459 1,872 936 864 432
2 30,451 2,538 1,269 1,172 586
3 38,443 3,204 1,602 1,479 740
4 46,435 3,870 1,935 1,786 893
5 54,427 4,536 2,268 2,094 1,047
6 62,419 5,202 2,601 2,401 1,201
7 70,411 5,868 2,934 2,709 1,355
8 78,403 6,534 3,267 3,016 1,508
For each additional family member, add: +7,992 +666 +333 +308 +154

 

For more information on the School District of Palm Beach County/School Food Service’s policy for free and reduced lunch under the national school lunch and breakfast program, click here.