Free & Reduced Meal Applications
UPDATE: Free/Reduced Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now available - in Family Access, download online (at right), or request a hard copy at each school and the district office.**Please use a computer to fill out an online application or at your school location. Applications being filled out by phone can come back with incorrect info**If your family income has decreased, we encourage you to complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application" form to see if you qualify. Forms may be filled out anytime throughout the year. The best way is to complete an application online. In Family Access: 1) Select one child from the arrow at the top, 2) Click the Applications tab, 3) Select Add an Application where you will enter all children. Applications are also available in the school office, administration building or you may print a hard copy (see links on the right).Applications will be processed within 10 days of submission. After your application has been processed, you will receive a letter by mail or email confirming approval or denial and the eligible benefits. Keep this letter for proof of other benefits that might apply. All information provided is held confidential unless written permission is submitted. Students who qualify for lunch also qualify for breakfast.A new application must be filled out each new school year. In addition to free meals, filling out an application may qualify your student for other cost-saving programs or benefits offered to income-eligible families.
Applications are available in many languages. USDA provides family-friendly application translations in 34 languages. These applications are located at the USDA website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/family-friendly-application-translations.For more information, contact Heidi Lemoine at 425-831-8030 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips to avoid delays in processing and interruption of meal service:
- Fill out only one application per household.
- Write children's names in Part 1 AND 2 of the income application.
- Be sure to include all family members in the application.
- Write a DSHS Client ID Number or Case Number in Part 1.
- Fill in Social Security Number and Adult Signature.
- If your income changes at any time during the year, you can resubmit a new application.