Free and Reduced-Price Meals
What is Free and Reduced Price Lunch and Breakfast?
The free and reduced lunch program allows children to consume school breakfast and lunch at school at no cost. The program is available to all families who qualify.
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 complete the online or paper application and select Foster when you fill out your foster child's information.
Community Eligibility Program
Several Federal Way schools are designated to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision program this year. Parents and guardians of students in those schools do not have to fill out the usual free and reduced lunch application, but are asked to complete an income survey in order to ensure their child's school qualifies for federal and state funding that is determined by parent income levels. The following schools are participating in the Community Eligibility Program for the 2018-19 school year: Lake Grove, Mark Twain, Mirror Lake, Olympic View, Panther Lake, Sunnycrest, Wildwood and Open Doors.
How do I Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch?
The best and quickest way to submit your application is Online.
Apply here for Free and Reduced Meal Benefits for the 2018-19 school year. Only one form is needed for your entire household. To begin the process Create an Account or Login if you have previously created an account for Meal App Now at Federal Way Public Schools.
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. If you don’t have Internet access or prefer to fill out the paper form, no worries — you can still do that.
Paper applications are available at FWPS Nutrition Services, 1214 South 332nd St., Federal Way, WA 98003 and at all FWPS school sites.
Only complete one application per household.
You will be notified by mail or e-mail of your child’s status. Until approval you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.
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.