Parents and guardians now have another option for applying for free and reduced lunch in Federal Way Public Schools. It’s called MEAL APP NOW, and it’s a program that lets parents apply for free and reduced-price school meals via the Internet. Applying online is the fastest way to get your application approved.
If you don’t have Internet access or prefer to fill out the paper form, no worries — you can still do that. The paper form will be available at the beginning of the school year just as it always has been.
Filling out the form online has its advantages. Applying online is the quickest way to get your application approved. After you click “submit,” the district can review and process your application within a few days. Paper forms can take up to 10 days to process.
The system is extremely secure and all your information remains private. It is only used for the meal application process.
To apply online, you’ll need to create an account. When you do this, you will be asked for your student’s full name and birthdate.
To fill out the form go to the MEAL APP NOW and follow the instructions. This website also has more information and instructions on using the features of MEAL APP NOW. We think you’ll agree that it’s an efficient and convenient service.
Free and Reduced-Price Information
Remember that you must complete ONE application per family, and a new application at the start of each school year.
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 or to Nutrition Services at 1214 South 332nd St., Federal Way, WA 98003.
You will be notified by mail of your child’s status. Until approval 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 you child’s eligibility for free or reduced-price 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 means all persons, related or unrelated, who live in your home and share living expenses. Please include parents, children, and grandparents. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the total of all the income each household member received last month before taxes. This includes wages, social security, pensions, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.
Foster Children – In certain cases foster children are eligible for free and reduced-price meals regardless of your income. If you have foster children living with you and want to apply for them, please contact us at (253) 945-5555.
If you have questions, please call Nutrition Services at (253) 945-5555