Free and Reduced Meal Information

  • The 2023-2024 Free and Reduced Meal Forms Are Available Now!



    All Pennsylvania students, regardless of eligibility, can receive
    one free breakfast meal per day for the 2023-2024 school year.


    • Please DO NOT fill out an application if you have received a Direct Certification letter that your child will receive free meals.  If all household children are not listed on the Direct Certification letter, please contact 215-529-2012.

    • A new application MUST be filled out each school year.  Only one application needs to be filled out per household.  Please do not fill out a separate application for each child.

    • ONLINE APPLICATIONS:  To get started visit: (This is the fastest and easiest way to apply if not Direct Certification approved). Income Eligibility Guidelines

    • If unable to access, please see the printable application below the Income Eligibility Guidelines chart.  Completed applications should be returned to your child's school office.

    • For the 2023-2024 school year, all Pennsylvania students identified as eligible for reduced-price meals will not be charged for their meals.

    Income Eligibility Guidelines
    Households receiving SNAP benefits should include that in their applications

    The following annual income eligibility guidelines are effective July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

    Family Size

    Free Meals

    Reduced Price Meals

    Not Eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals


    $0 to $18,954

    $18,955 to $26,973 $26.974 and up


    $0 to $25,636

    $25,637 to $36,482 $36,483 and up


    $0 to $32,318

    $32,319 to $45,991 $45,992 and up


    $0 to $39,000

    $39,001 to $55,500 $55,501 and up


    $0 to $45,682

    $45,683 to $65,009 $65,010 and up


    $0 to $52,364

    $52,365 to $74,518 $74,519 and up


    $0 to $59,046

    $59,047 to $84,027 $84,028 and up


    $0 to $65,728

    $65,729 to $93,536 $93,537 and up

             Courtesy of the Pa. Department of Education

    Application Instructions

    Printable Application

    Instrucciones de aplicación

    Aplicación imprimible

    USDA Food & Nutrition Service - Access to Applications translated into additional languages 


    To find out how to apply for SNAP or other assistance benefits, visit your local county assistance office, or call the Department of Human Services at 1-800-692-7462.

    For Free/Reduced questions, Please contact the Business Office at (215) 529-2012.



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