Meal Applications

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

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Or you may return a paper application to any School Cafeteria Manager or the School Nutrition Office at Walker County Board of Education

One application per household please

Meal Applications


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It is the goal of Walker County School Nutrition to meet the needs of our families and students. Free and Reduced meal applications are available for all to complete. 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 school cafeteria. Your children may qualify for the Free and Reduced meal program if your household income falls at or below the "Income Eligibility Guidelines" chart. Again, let us remind you to list all persons living in your household. You will receive notification of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

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Only one application has to be completed for the the family; however, multiple applications are good in case one application does not reach the Central Office for processing. The information you give will be very confidential and 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, foster children 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 required; however, there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Therefore, we encourage foster children be included in the household application as part of the household size.