Free & Reduced Lunches


What is the Free and Reduced Lunch Program?
The National School Lunch Program supports student nutrition in schools. It provides free and reduced priced meals to children of low-income families before school, during school, after school, and over the summer.

You should know...

  • If you are eligible for unemployment compensation, your family might also be eligible for free or reduced price school meals.
  • You may apply at any time during the school year

What's included in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program?
Milk for preschoolers and kindergartners, meals for grades 1-8. Only breakfast and lunch qualify for free/reduced status, snacks do not qualify. Juice or milk for grades 1-8 do not qualify if purchased separately from a meal.


When can I apply to the Free and Reduced Lunch Program?
Parents should complete an application before October 15 of each school year. If a family experiences a change in financial circumstances, then a parent can apply anytime during the school year.


Who will know if I apply or get enrolled in the program?
Applications and enrollments are kept strictly confidential. Families are notified of their status by mail.


How can I get more information about the Free and Reduced Lunch Program?
A website by the USDA can provide you information about the program.
Click here to access the USDA website.

In addition there is a school resource for the program. Please contact the following person:
Nicole Patterson
Telephone: 603-428-3476
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Where can I get a copy of the application for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program?
See Attachments at the bottom of this webpage.


Can I get help on completing the Free and Reduced Lunch Program application?
Yes. Please contact the school resource cited above.

Notice to Parents:

If you need to email any information to the office concerning your child, instead of emailing an individual secretary please email to this address:
hcs.office@sau24.org.
This will assure that your message will reach more than one person in our office in case someone is absent. Thank you.   

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