Free and Reduced Meal Information

  • The 2022-2023 Free and Reduced Meal Forms Are Available Now!

     

    • Please DO NOT fill out an application if you have received a Direct Certification letter that your child will receive free meals.  If all household children are not listed on the Direct Certification letter, please contact 215-529-2012.

    • A new application MUST be filled out each school year.  Only one application needs to be filled out per household.  Please do not fill out a separate application for each child.

    • ONLINE APPLICATIONS:  To get started visit: SchoolCafe.com (This is the fastest and easiest way to apply if not Direct Certification approved). Income Eligibility Guidelines

    • If unable to access SchoolCafe.com, please see the printable application below the Income Eligibility Guidelines chart.  Completed applications should be returned to your child's school office.
     
    Frequently Asked Questions Letter to Households

    Income Eligibility Guidelines
     
    Households receiving SNAP benefits should include that in their applications

    The following annual income eligibility guidelines are effective July 1, 2002, until further notice:
     

    Family Size

    Free Meals

    Reduced Price Meals

    Not Eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals

    One

    $0 to $17,667

    $17,668 to $25,142

    $25,143 and up

    Two

    $0 to $23,803

    $23,804 to $33,874

    $33,875 and up

    Three

    $0 to $29,939

    $29,940 to $42,606

    $42,607 and up

    Four

    $0 to $36,075

    $36,076 to $51,338

    $51,339 and up

    Five

    $0 to $42,211

    $42,212 to $ 60,070

    $60,071 and up

    Six

    $0 to $48,347

    $48,348 to $68,802

    $68,803 and up

    Seven

    $0 to $54,483

    $54,484 to $77,534

    $77,535 and up

    Eight

    $0 to $60,619

    $60,620 to $86,266

    $86,267 and up

             Courtesy of the Pa. Department of Education


    Application Instructions

    Printable Application

    Instrucciones de aplicación

    Aplicación imprimible

    USDA Food & Nutrition Service - Access to Applications translated into additional languages 

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    To find out how to apply for SNAP or other assistance benefits, visit Compass.state.pa.uscontact your local county assistance office, or call the Department of Human Services at 1-800-692-7462.

    For Free/Reduced questions, Please contact the Business Office at (215) 529-2012.

       

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