School Nutrition - Free & Reduced

School Nutrition - Free & Reduced


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Free & Reduced Meal Applications

The free and reduced priced meal program is available to help families with the cost of school meals, available through USDA.

Children need healthy meals to learn.  Rowan Salisbury Schools offer healthy meals (breakfast and lunch) every school day.  Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals.  All students who qualify for Free or Reduced meals also qualify for "free" breakfast.  The reduced price for Lunch to students who qualify for reduced meals is $0.40.

We Accept Free & Reduced Meal Applications On-Line!

** The 2017-2018 Free & Reduced Applications are now available on-line!

To see if you are eligible for the Free & Reduced Meal Program you will need to complete an on-line.  You will no longer have to worry about filling out a paper application that might be lost or misplaced.  Your personal information will be kept confidential.

If you do not have access to the internet, you may pick up an application or download one here after August 1st.  Once you obtain a paper application, please complete and return it to your child's school cafeteria or mail it to Rowan Salisbury Schools, Attention School Nutrition Department, PO Box 2349, Salisbury, NC 28145-2349.

If you have questions about an application you have submitted or questions filling out your application, please call our office at 704-630-6046. 

Click here to access our on-line application --> LunchApplication

Helpful Hints:

When completing your application on-line -be sure to have:

  • Student ID# - usually found on your student's class schedule.
  • Your Income Information - this is Gross Earnings.  Not NET Income
  • Income information of all members living in your household.
  • Be sure to press the "FINISHED" button when you have completed your application.  This will finalize your application and submit for processing and final approval.
  • When applying on-line you will not be able to use your Smart Phone (of any kind).  You must use a laptop, desk-top or IPad. 
  • If you do not have a computer at home, the Public Library has internet access and a computer that you may work on.  You just need to show proof of identification.  You do not need to have a library card to access these services.

**For a Quick Review of the On-Line Application Process, see links below.

**For the Economically Disadvantaged Student Report, see link below.

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