Turn in Applications to:


For the most rapid processing of your Free/Reduced Meal Application please apply online anytime at:

Apply for Free/Reduced Meals online anytime!

or you may return your completed paper application to:

Chelmsford School Nutrition
200 Richardson Rd.
N. Chelmsford, MA 01863

One application per household please


Meal Applications

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.


Apply for Free/Reduced Meals online anytime!

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 and instructions for the free and reduced price meals are embedded in the meal application above. 

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.