Turn in Applications to:

For the most rapid processing of your Free & Reduced meal application please apply online above. 

Or you may return your completed application to the 

Nutrition Services Office
200 Broadhurst Rd
Jacksonville, NC 28540

One application per household please. 

Meal Applications

Meal Benefit Applications are available throughout the school year. A new application is required EACH school year beginning July 1.

For School Year 2020-2021, applications may be completed online using (you may apply after July 1 only). If you prefer a paper application you may print from the Onslow County Schools Website.

Please plan to complete ONE application per household prior to school start date if you believe you qualify for Free or Reduced price meals. Approved applicants are still responsible for accrued charges.

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.