Turn in Applications to:
Please return completed meal application to:
Food Services Office
Bradie Shrum Elementary
1101 North Shelby Street
Salem, IN 47167
Or student may drop off meal application at their school's office.
One application per household please.
Applications are not needed for the 2020-2021 school year for households that only have Bradie Shrum Elementary students.
If your household has Salem Middle School or Salem High School students and you have not received a notification that they are directly certified for this school year, an application will need to be completed. The names of any Bradie Shrum Elementary students in these households will need to be listed on the application as household members.
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 office. 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.
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.