Meal Applications

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Turn in Applications to:

Turn in to the Cafeteria Manager at your child's school or mail to Food Service Department

7979 US Hwy 340
Shenandoah, VA 22849

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Meal Applications

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

Any family can apply for free or reduced meals at any time during the school year. Applications are available at the School Board Office or at the individual schools. Turn the completed application in at any school cafeteria, the School Board Office or at the Food Service Office.
 
The automated phone calls are sent through the same system the schools use to notify families of important information. The system does not allow the student's name to be said during the recorded message for protection of the students. If you have any questions about the calls check your students balance online. If you have additional questions call the food service office at 743-6533 ext. 2817.


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 categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.