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

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

Though meals will be offered to students at no cost through June 2022, families who feel they may qualify are encouraged to fill out and submit meal benefit applications. 

One application per family can be completed. The information provided will be used to determine eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

If your family chooses to apply, please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." Applications can be completed online at

Meal Benefit applications can also be printed from the School Nutrition website or obtained by and returned to the school (available on the first day of school). Please note that both paper and electronic applications are processed at the School Nutrition main office, not the school. Families are notified by mail of eligibility determinations. 

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.