Free & Reduced Meals

Meals will be free for the 2021-22 school year for all families. Families can still receive other benefits through the free and reduced-priced application.

Families must submit a new free and reduced-priced meals application each year. If your family received free or reduced-priced meals last school year, that same eligibility will remain in effect for the first 30 days of school or until your application is processed. Families who have this 30-day carry-over and have not submitted an application for the current school year by October 14, 2021 will lose their eligibility.

Applications can be completed online, printed and submitted or received from a school and submitted. We have printable applications available in EnglishHmongSomaliSpanish. Applications in additional languages can be found here. When completing the application, please read all the instructions and income guidelines and complete all appropriate sections. Incomplete paper applications will be returned resulting in a delay in processing. Incomplete online applications will be rejected. If your online application is accepted, you will get a confirmation number that the application has been accepted.

The meals provided with free and reduced-priced qualifications are the same healthy meals available for purchase for other students. Please note that breakfast is free for those students who qualify for free or reduced priced meals.

Print Applications:

Return completed paper applications to:

South Washington County Schools
Nutrition Services
7362 E. Point Douglas Rd S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016