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Free Breakfast & Lunch for 2021-2022 School Year

In response to the financial hardship felt nationwide and as a result of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced an extension to its free meals program for all students for the 2021-2022 school year through the Seamless Summer Option (SSO).  Lakota will be participating in SSO, which allows all students to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch daily at no cost. The program is being offered at no cost to the district.

No application is required to receive the district wide free meals for the 2021-2022 school year, however even though there is no charge for meals this year, filling out the Free/Reduced application provides other benefits, such as qualifying to have certain extracurricular and athletic fees waived. 


You can now apply online for your children to receive free or reduced-price school meals. Your application will be sent from a secure website directly to the Child Nutrition office, so you don't need to worry about filling out a paper form that could be lost or misplaced.    has been designed to make it easy for you to know exactly what information you need to provide and to guide you through the process. The site is an easy, secure and convenient way to apply for free or reduced meals. Once your application has been received, the Child Nutrition office will determine your eligibility and send you a letter with the results. 

To apply, please visit and click "Apply Now."

For assistance in completing your application, please visit the Child Nutrition Office at 6947 Yankee Road Liberty Twp., OH 45044 between the hours of 7am-3pm Monday-Friday.

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." 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.