Meal ApplicationsFree-Reduced Meal Application 2016-17.pdf
Free-Reduced Meal Application Letter.pdf
Letter from the Director 2016-17.pdf
Turn in Applications to:
For the most rapid processing of your Free/Reduced Meal Application please apply online anytime at:
or you may return your completed paper application to:
Chelmsford School Nutrition
200 Richardson Rd.
N. Chelmsford, MA 01863
One application per household please
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.
Availability of the National School lunch and Breakfast Programs
The eligibility criteria for the free and reduced price meals are embedded in the meal application and instructions and are available by linking to http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2015-04788.pdf to see the entire chart.
Annually we post these items on our website, at each school office in schools in the district, and mail them to homes when necessary. They are also provided to all new students.
All families are notified if they qualify through the Virtual Gateway, we will extend those benefits to all children within the household. We ask that they contact us with this information when they are informed that one or more children in the household have been determined eligible.