Meal Applications

Turn in Applications to:

For the most rapid processing of your Free & Reduced Meal Application
Please apply online at

Or you may return your completed paper application to

your student's school cafeteria or mail to:

250 County School Rd.
Lexington, NC 27292

One application per household please

Meal Applications

Eligibility Information

Free or Reduced Lunch applications will NOT be mailed to students/parents.
To receive free or reduced price meals for students, please complete a Free and Reduced Meal Application.
Apply for Free and Reduced Meals:

Visit the website and in a few simple steps complete and submit your free and reduced form.
  • If you would rather have a paper application, you can download a copy of the application here (English or Spanish). Paper applications are also available at each school site and cafeteria.
  • Instructions for completing Free & Reduced Meal Applications can be found here (English or Spanish)
  • Once your application has been processed, a result letter will be mailed to your home.  This letter should arrive within 10 days of submitting your application.

If your child receives food stamps or TANF, they are eligible for free lunch, if you have not received a letter of direct certification from our office, please complete an application.

A foster child or a child living in a group home is eligible for free meals regardless of household income.
Please complete an application to begin this process.

Being approved for Free or Reduced meals does not waive any school fees for programs outside of the School Nutrition Services. Fee waiver from your student’s school does not give you Free or reduced priced meals.
For additional instructions on completing an online application or a printed copy please contact the
School Nutrition department, 336-242-5635 between 6:30 am to 3:30 pm. 


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.