Turn in Applications to:
Please mail or hand deliver completed applications to 2035 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. You can also turn them into the main office of your child's school.
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.
Why should you fill out an application when ALL students eat for free in the 2021-22 school year?
Even if your child chooses to bring their own lunch, or goes to a school where all students receive free lunch, filling out the form is very important! It ensures that your school gets all of the funding and benefits available to support teachers and students. Also, even if your child does not eat school lunch, students who qualify for free lunch also can receive other benefits like:
- Access to future P-EBT benefits if they become available
- Discounts for your family on utilities and internet service
- Reduced fees for SAT and ACT tests and college applications
- Reduced fees for AP exams
- Scholarships for the EMCC Program
How does filling out the Multipurpose Family Income Form help my school?
- Schools may become eligible for money to fund afterschool programs.
- Schools get more money in their budgets to support students.
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.