Free and Reduced Meals


Enrollment is available throughout the school year, new applications are required each year.
Free and Reduced Lunch 2018 Flyer

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The Brunswick School Department offers a choice of healthy meals each school day.
Lunch: Children may buy lunch for $3.00 at the junior high and high school. Reduced lunch and breakfast are free.
Elementary school meals are $2.90 per student. Reduced lunch and breakfast are free.  Students may purchase a la carte milk for $.50.
Breakfast: Breakfast is $2.00 at the high school, junior high school and elementary students.  Reduced lunch and breakfast are free.

All meals served must meet nutrition standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. If a child has a disability, as determined by a doctor, and the disability prevents the child from eating the regular school meal, the school will make substitutions prescribed by a doctor. If a substitution is needed, there will be no extra charge for the meal. Please note, however, that the school is not required to make a substitution for a food allergy, unless it meets the definition of disability. Please call the school for further information.

Your child can get free school meals if you get food stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or benefits from the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR). If your total household income is the same or below the amount on the Income Chart (click here to see chart), your child can get meals either free or at a reduced price.

  • Households getting food stamps, TANF, or benefits from FDPIR. You only have to include your child’s name and case number, and an adult household member must sign the form.
  • Households that do not get food stamps, TANF, or benefits from FDPIR. If you do not have a case number, you must include the names of all household members, the amount of income each person got last month and where the income came from. An adult household member must sign the form and include the last four digits of his/her social security number, or indicate that he or she has none.

How do I get free or reduced price school meals for my child? You must complete the Free and Reduced Price School Meal Application (see link below) and return it to your child’s school. Families may apply for free & reduced school meals at any time.
Parent/Guardian Letter About Free & Reduced Price Meals
Instructions for Completing the Application Form for Free & Reduced Price Meals
Application Form for Free and Reduced Price Meals 2019-2020

Will this form be verified? Your eligibility may be checked at any time during the school year. School officials may ask you to send written evidence that shows your child should get free or reduced price school meals.

Can I appeal the school’s decision? You can talk to school officials if you do not agree with the school decision on your form. You also may ask for a fair hearing by calling or writing to: Shawn Lambert, Assistant Superintendent, 46 Federal St., Brunswick ME 04011  (phone: 207-319-1900).

Will information on my form be kept confidential? We will use the information on your form to decide if your child should get free or reduced price meals. We may inform officials connected with other child nutrition, health and education programs of the information on your form to determine benefits for those programs or for funding and/or evaluation purposes.

Can I apply for free and reduced price meals later? You may apply at any time during the school year. If you are not eligible now but have a change, like a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, become unemployed or get food stamps, TANF or benefits from FDPIR, complete a form then.