• FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEAL APPLICATION INFORMATION

    Cafeteria Parents are encouraged to complete one Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application per family, rather than one per child. The application can be completed and submitted electronically online OR you can complete the printed version by hand.

    Para completar la solicitud de asistencia para de la comida de los comedores escolares por favor presione aqui.

    The printed Free and Reduced Meal Application may be returned to any of the district schools where parents have a child/children enrolled, by emailing it to foodservice@duvalschools.org, or by mailing it to the district office. The online application can be completed online and submitted electronically. Until the application is processed and approved by the Food Service Department, any meal charges will be the responsibility of the adult/guardian. The approval process can take up to 10 days for processing.

    A students’ meal status at the end of a school year will continue through the first 30 days of the next school year. Unless a new Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application has been processed and approved by the 30th day of school, your students’ meal status will revert to PAID and they will be required to pay the full price of a lunch ($1.95 for elementary and $2.50 for secondary) until an application is processed and approved. If a new application is processed, the status of that application will take effect at the time of processing.

    ANNUAL APPLICATION VERIFICATION PROCESS

    Each year, a sample of Free and Reduced Meal Applications are selected at random to verify the information given on the application. Selected families will need to submit documents to maintain meal benefits.

    Notifications are sent out in various methods (phone and letter) to inform families of the selection and the steps to complete their verification process. If the required documentation to support the information listed on the meal application is not provided or cannot be verified, it will result in a loss of meal benefits.