Free and reduced price meal applications are mailed to all households each August. If you do not receive an application in the mail or if you experience an income or household size change, an application is available at your local school or contact Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800 or 703-813-4844.
Free and reduced-price lunches are available to students unable to pay the full price of meals according to criteria based on household size and income. Applications are available in Arabic,Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Families who earn less than 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free meals and those with incomes between 130 and 185 percent of poverty level qualify for reduced price meals. Today, approximately 24 percent of the student enrollment qualify for free and reduced price meals. The prices for paid breakfast and lunch are determined by the School Board and the price of reduced price meals are established by the federal government.
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Students who qualify for free meals receive breakfast and lunch at no charge. On a pilot basis for the 2012-2013 school year students eligible for reduced price meals will receive free breakfast and free lunch. This means the students will not have to pay the $.30 for breakfast or the $.40 for lunch. Food and Nutrition Services will absorb these costs and the pilot program will be reevaluated at the end of the school year. If you have any questions, please call 703-813-4800.
Penny McConnell, MS, RD, SNS
Administrative Assistant Fatima.Calcuttawalla@fcps.edu
Office of Food and Nutrition Services
6840 Industrial Road
Springfield, VA 22151
February 14, 2013