Meal App Now – New online application for Free and Reduced Meals
Parents and guardians now have another option for applying for free and reduced lunch in Federal Way Public Schools. It’s called MEAL APP NOW, and it’s a program that lets parents apply for free and reduced-price school meals via the Internet.
If you don’t have Internet access or prefer to fill out the paper form, no worries – you can still do that. The paper form will be available to all families at the start of the school year just as it always has been.
Filling out the form online has advantages. Applying online is the fastest way to get your application approved. The district can review and process the application as soon as you’ve completed it. Paper forms can take up to 10 days to process.
To apply online, you’ll need to create an account. To do this, you will be asked to provide your student’s full name and birth date, just as you do on the paper form.
Questions? Call 253-945-5555
Free & Reduced Meals Information
Remember that you must complete ONE application per family, and a new application at the start of each school year.
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 or to Nutrition Services at 1344 S 308th St, Federal Way, WA 98003.
You will be notified by mail of your child’s status. Until approval 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 you child’s eligibility for free or reduced-price 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 means all persons, related or unrelated, who live in you home and share living expenses. Please include parents, children, grand parents… The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the total of all 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 – In certain cases, foster children are eligible for free and reduced-price meals regardless of your income. If you have foster children living with you and want to apply for them, please contact us at 253-945-5555.
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