Meal Applications

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Meal Applications

Student meals are served at no cost for the 2021-22 school year.

Meal Benefits and Online Payments

Online Meal Applications work best on the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla, Firefox, Safari (Typically the latest version is best)

An application is not required to receive meals at no cost.  However to complete an application for other benefits, click below:

Click below to apply for meal benefits: Click below to make online meal payments:
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Free and Reduced Meal Information

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.

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.

Your child(ren) will receive a student meal application on the first day of school.

  • Please note you may apply anytime during the school year.
  • You may re-apply if your income decreases or your household size changes during the year.
  • You may request an application from any School Café Manager OR print the application from the link(s) provided below. Please note that applications will not be accepted prior to the first day of school.

All applications are confidential. Notification of status (free, reduced or denied) will be sent home with your child. Please read the instructions completely to properly complete the meal application. After completed, only return page 3 to your School Café Manager. Only one application is required to be completed for all children in the same household regardless of what Paulding County School they may attend. Please note that if your student receives free or reduced lunch benefits, breakfast will be free or reduced price also.

Las traducciones de la aplicación de comida española se pueden encontrar en el siguiente enlace: