During these tough economic times, parents who never thought they'd need a helping hand are finding themselves applying for meal assistance. That's a wise decision, because children who have access to healthy meals perform better in school. And children who do better in school have better prospects for the future.

If you need assistance during this current economic downturn, you are not alone. Click on the link below to learn whether your child may be eligible. Or ask your school district for the official application form.

Schools make every effort to see that children who participate in no-cost or reduced-cost meals are not distinguished from students who pay the regular price. So if you believe your child may be eligible, we encourage you to apply.

2017-18 Free and Reduced Lunch Application