Complete your free or reduced lunch application online

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Meal Applications

We offer an online application. Please register by following the link to the left. Please click register on the PAYSCHOOLS log in. Make sure you sign the form at the end of the process for status of application. 

Before you begin…

there are a few things you should know.

If you received a letter from the school saying that your children were automatically approved (directly certified) for free meals for the 2019-2020 school year then you do not need to submit an application.

We need only one application for all the children in your household that attend school in Talawanda

Eligibility for free or reduced price school meal benefits is based on any one of these three things:

  • your total household income and size in the month the application is filled out, or the month before, or
  • your child’s individual status as foster, homeless, migrant or runaway, or
  • participation in an assistance program by any member of your household

Your US citizenship or immigration status does not affect your eligibility for free and reduced price benefits.

If you have questions at any point during the application, click the question mark icon  to get help with the current section.

If you would like to view your district's Letter to Households, please click the link to the left of this information

If you would like to apply using the paper application, also click the same link.

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. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification 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 your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.