Meal Applications

Turn in Applications to:

All applications must be returned to the Department of Food & Nutrition Services located at:

Food & Nutrition Services
c/o School 51 – Donald Stewart
544 Pennsylvania Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ  07207

Todas las aplicaciones deberan de ser regresadas al Departamento de Comidas y Nutricion Localizado en el: 544 Pennsylvania Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ  07207

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.



New! Apply for Meal Benefits online. We now offer parents a convenient and simple way to apply for Meal Benefits online from the comfort of your home. It's easy and confidential.

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Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine 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. However, a change in the 2011-12 regulations states that Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.