Free & Reduced Price Meal Program

What is the Free and Reduced Meal Program?

The National School Lunch/Breakfast Program is a federally subsidized program that is designed to help eligible children receive complete, nutritious meals at reduced or no cost. Families that qualify for free or reduced priced meals can confidentially participate in both the USDA Lunch and Breakfast Programs at their schools.

Participate in the Free/Reduced Meals Program!


How do I get an application?

Free & Reduced Meal Benefit Applications are mailed to qualifying households in the Green Bay Area Public School District each August. Please complete the confidential application if you feel your household meets the criteria. If you have received a pink letter in the mail indicating you have qualified for free meals through State benefits, do not complete the application. Please read the letter that was sent to you for instructions. Please see the "What if my child was directly certified?" question for additional information. School Fees questions can be submitted to the Accounting Department.  Meal applications are also available online and at all Green Bay Public Schools offices, cafeterias, and the Food Service Center.

A new application must be filled out for each household each year.

Click the links below for a printable application in English, Spanish, or Somali.

English Free & Reduced Price School Meals Application 2017-18

Español Solicitud Familiar Para Comidas Escolares Gratuitas y a Precio Reducion 2017-18

Somali Codsiga 2017-18 Free & qiimo dhimista cuntada iskuulka, dhawaan imanaya

Video Instructions on Completing the Application: English Español

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Food Service offers online Free & Reduced Meals Application

Food Service is proud to offer a quick and easy way to complete the Free & Reduced Price Meals Benefit Application on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Parents can complete the application after setting up a strong password under “user account,” simply click the “Applications/Forms” under the Family heading and follow the link to the online application!

Letters of approval or denial will be sent to each family’s mailing address. Paper applications are available on the District website, in each cafeteria, at the Food Service Center, and in every school main office.

Questions? Feel free to ask your school's food service staff!

What if my child was directly certified?

If your child was directly certified, read the letter you received completely. You may not need to fill out an application.
If any other school-age children in your household were not listed on your notification letter, please contact our Food Service Office at 920-391-2565, as they may be eligible.

When is the application due?

Please return the completed application to any Green Bay Public Schools office. Applications can also be mailed or dropped off at the Food Service Center located at 1210 Guns Road Green Bay, WI 54311 at any time for confidential processing.
The sooner the application is returned, the faster the application will be processed; however you can apply at any time during the school year.

How do I fill out the application?

One application per household is needed. All directions are listed on the free and reduced meal form to assist in the process. We cannot approve an application that is not complete; so please be sure to fill out ALL required information. Incomplete applications will not be processed and will be returned to the sender. Any debt incurred during the processing time is the responsibility of the household.

What if I have questions on completing the application?

If you need any assistance in filling out the free and reduced application please call your school kitchen or the Food Service office at 920-391-2565. Our office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Do the applications expire?

Yes, your child's free or reduced price meal benefits expire. 
Each October, any eligibility from the previous school year will expire unless you have already successfully completed a new form. It is important to submit a new application each year. Please be sure to see the "What if my child was directly certified?" area for information on Wisconsin's Direct Certification program.

Can I have school fees waived?

Yes, your child's free or reduced price meal benefits may allow some fees to be waived. 
Please read the notification letter you received for applicable fees and instructions. The letters need to be returned to a secondary school bookkeeper or the Accounting Department at the District office.
Did you lose the notification letter? There may be a copy in your Parent Portal inbox! You can also complete a Sharing Form available from the bookkeeper or Accounting Department.
The Food Service office is unable to waive fees for students.
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