The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in more than 101,000 public and nonprofit private schools and residential child-care institutions. Established under the National School Lunch Act and signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1946, the NSLP provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost and free lunches to more than 30 million children each school day. The meals must be offered for free or at a reduced-price for eligible children. They also must meet the Federal nutrition requirements in line with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which is updated every five years.
Free and Reduced Lunch Program Application Process
Family’s needing assistance with lunches for the school year are required to fill out a Free and Reduced application even if you qualified the previous school year. You can pick up an application at all school offices or the Office of Instructional Services (located at Astoria Middle School). You can print an application (see below), fill it out and return to your child’s school, or click on Free and Reduced online application which will take you to a secure site for an electronic application that you can submit online. If you have children attending more than one school in our district, you will only need to fill out one application with all your students names listed.
Please Call Mary Smith @ 503.325.0476 for any questions or concerns.