Turn in Applications to:

Turn in applications to the school cafeteria or the Nutrition Services office. Free and reduced benefits are effective for the school year they are approved and summer school (July 1 through June 30). A new application must be submitted after July 1st of each school year. Online and paper applications for the next school year are available after July 1st of each year.

Meal Applications


Liberty Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services offers a variety of healthy meal choices for breakfast and lunch to all students through the National School Lunch and Breakfast program. This program also allows us to offer free or reduced meal benefits to students that qualify through an application process.

New!  Apply for MEAL BENEFITS online: Applications for the 17/18 school year will be available after July 1st.

Apply for Meal Benefits OnlineWe are pleased to announce the ability to apply for Free and Reduced Priced Meals online! The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!


  • A new family application must be submitted at the beginning of each school year.
  • Applications may be completed online or completed manually. Manually completed applications may be turned in at the school site or the Nutrition Services office. All applications are processed by the Nutrition Services office before a determination is confirmed.
  • Parents are responsible for any meal charges accrued prior to the application being received.
  • Past due as well as credit balances will be carried over from year to year.


Questions about the process Call 816-736-5375, and you will receive your answers quickly.

Please return completed forms to 801 Kent Street, Liberty,or to your student's school cafeteria.

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 if documentation is provided by the state or local agency. It is the guardian's responsibility to provide this documentation. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.

Please return completed forms to 801 Kent Street, Liberty, MO 64068 or to your student's school cafeteria.