Meal Applications

Aug. 1, 2021   Online applications are open for submission for SY 21-22 

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 cafeteria manager. You will be notified by mail of your child's status.  SY 21-22 is providing a free breakfast and a free lunch for students (Universal Feeding) mandated by the USDA for the country.

Please complete an online application for the benefits that reach beyond school meals.  




Apply online anytime at (click here on link in blue)

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.



P-EBT, Five Things to know about the new Pandemic EBT benefits for families:

P-EBT Client Flyer and FAQ Documents

The P-EBT client flyer and FAQs in English, Spanish and other resources are listed below

P-EBT Call Center

VDSS has staffed a call center exclusively for P-EBT that will be open on Monday, 3/15 after 12 noon. Please direct all household questions and concerns about P-EBT to the call center Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 866-513-1414 or 804-294-1633. Households may also use the online P-EBT inquiry form

Or email: [email protected]

Lost or Discarded P-EBT Cards

Households that lost or discarded their previous P-EBT card should contact ConnectEBT, not the VDSS call center, at 866-281-2448.

Summer P-EBT benefits

Will be issued as a one-time, lump sum benefit of $375 on August
25, 2021 to all children who qualified for free or reduced-price meals during the 2020-2021
school year.  Learn More:

P-EBT Resources/information sheets