Free and Reduced Meal Information

Meal Assistance Applications for 2023-24 school year are now being accepted.
Universal Free meals expired June 30, 2022.  Please see the meal prices below for 2023-2024 School year.

If you are interested in applying for  Textbook Benefits, you may go to and follow the instructions to complete and submit your application for free or reduced benefits on-line. You also can pick up an application for Free or Reduced Meals and Textbook Benefits at any of our schools and complete the form and return it to your children's school. There is a grace period for those who were approved for free/reduced meals at the end of the prior school year until September 21, 2022. There is no grace period for Textbook assistance. A new application must be completed and approved each school year to continue meal benefits and to receive textbook assistance.

The Free and Reduced Meal Application covers both lunch and breakfast. All schools in the Northwest Allen County School District will be participating in the Breakfast Program for the 2023-24 school year.

You can complete one family application for all of your children attending a Northwest Allen County School and turn it in at any of our schools.

You may submit your application for approval online at

 If you need help or have other questions, you may call Leeanne Koeneman at 637-8768.

Please note that we cannot approve your application unless it is filled out correctly and completely. If you want to receive textbook assistance, you must check yes in the box provided. You must sign the application! Two signatures are required if you want textbook assistance as well as free/reduced meals. Also, make sure you note how often you receive your income on the application. It may take up to ten days to process your paper application, so please submit it as soon as possible after July 1, 2023. If you don't complete the application correctly, it will take a few days longer. You will be notified by mail when your application is processed. If you have not received a letter prior to registering your student(s), you can ask to have your textbook fees deferred until you find out if you qualify for the textbook assistance.

Ala carte items are not included with the Free benefits, so if your student wishes to purchase an additional entrée, extra milk, juice or other ala carte items, you must send extra money for them. The meal prices are as follows:

Meal Prices for 2023-2024
Elementary Schools - $2.30
Middle School - $2.35
High School 1 - $2.40
High School 2 - $2.70
Reduced - $ .40
Adult - $4.60

Elementary - $1.55
Secondary - $1.60
Reduced - $.30

Ala Carte milk - $.60

2023-2024 Free and Reduced Meal Application

If you need information in Spanish, please click use the following links:

2023 Spanish Parent Letter and Instructions

2023 Spanish Free and Reduced Price Meal Application

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