Meal Applications

Turn in Applications to:

Please return your completed family application to the Department of Food Nutrition, 41 Williams Street, Hammond, IN 46320.

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Meal Applications



(see links below)

Please note:

  • Breakfast is available to all students at "no charge" this school year
  • Lunch is available at "no charge" to all elementary students due to a provision of the National School Lunch and Breakfast program. 

Note: A textbook application is still needed to receive a waiver for textbooks for elementary students.


Meal Applications

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply, you can apply online or complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application" form.


For households with students in middle and high schools. Click below to complete an application for free or reduced-priced meals and textbook assistance.



For households with students only in elementary schools. No application is required for meals. Click below to complete an application for textbook assistance.


 ***If you have students in BOTH secondary and elementary, please fill out the Secondary meal and textbook application. Make sure to add all students to application. 

Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.

Foster Children are eligible for free meals. Please see the application instructions.