Turn in Applications to:

Please turn into School Nutrition Programs office/MCPS: 208 College Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073

Meal Applications

Aug. 1, 2020   Online applications are open for submission for SY 20-21 

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. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

For faster processing, please use our online application feature. which offers English and 6 other languages.  If you would like more language options, please double click on this link USDA Translated Free/Reduced-price Meal Benefits Applications.  




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.