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Welcome to Grain Valley School District Food Service!

Free and Reduced Meals Information

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who qualify. A household of four with a total household monthly pre-tax take-home income of $4086.00, or $49,025 annually, would qualify for benefits. 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. Click here for more information on eligibility.

All student meals are free for the 2021-2022 school year, so why should a family apply for free or reduced priced meals? Getting approved for the program now ensures families will not see a disruption in free or reduced priced meals when the current USDA pandemic provisions expire or funding for the program ends. There are many other important benefits for qualified students and their communities.

  • Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) benefit payments - most recently up to $129.58 per month.
  • Reduced fees for some student activities.
  • Discounted musical instrument rental.
  • College scholarships.
  • Reduced technology fees.
  • Discounts on college application fees.
  • Discounts for SAT, ACT, Advanced Placement course fees, and other course fees.
  • Additional funding for school and district special programs, including equipment and supplies, tutoring programs, internet access, and network services.

Click on the link below to apply for free or reduced meals online


Please click the link above to apply for free and reduced meal benefits.  All families must reapply each year to maintain pay status unless you receive an email or letter stating that you already qualify.  If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the food service department at 816-994-4812. 

Eligibility Criteria for Free and Reduced Meals

Free and Reduced Letter

Paper Application 

Spanish Application

Missouri Health Request for Information


Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!

The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well-being, and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods, and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.