Free and Reduced Meal Information

Textbook Assistance applications for 2021-22 school year will not be accepted until July 1, 2021.

***All students are eligible to receive one healthy breakfast and one lunch daily at
no charge for the 2021-2022 School Year.  However, you must apply for Textbook Assistance if you would like to receive the Textbook benefit.*****

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 19, 2021. 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 2021-22 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, 2021. 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 2021-2022
Elementary Schools - $2.10
Middle School - $2.15
High School 1 - $2.20
High School 2 - $2.50
Reduced - $ .40
Adult - $4.80

Elementary - $1.45
Secondary - $1.50
Reduced - $.30

Ala Carte milk - $.50

2021-2022 Free and Reduced Meal Application

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

2021 Spanish Parent Letter and Instructions

2021 Spanish Free and Reduced Price Meal Application

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