Free & Reduced Information

Parents/Guardians are responsible for paying for their student’s school meals or for applying for free/reduced-price school meals. Exceptions to this are students who are either Direct Certified for free meals for the current school year (notification letters are mailed each year in August) or who attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school. The following schools are currently CEP schools: East Derry, Lewistown Elementary, Strodes Mills Elementary and Lewistown Intermediate.

* Parent/Guardian if your student qualifies for Free or Reduced benefits that benefit includes, 1 breakfast MEAL and 1 lunch MEAL daily.

Eligible children can receive meals at school for free or at a reduced price. An application must be completed and approved each school year. Applications are sent home with students on the first day of school. Please list all students in the household on one (1) application. An application can be submitted at any time during the school year. Applications are available at your child's school office or by contacting the Food Service Supervisor, Food Service Office, at (717) 248-0148, extension 2516 or by emailing


Students approved for subsidized meals at another school district are not eligible in our district until an application has been received by the Mifflin County School District Food Service Department.

Students who are approved for free or reduced price meals can receive one (1) breakfast, and one (1) lunch per day at their approved rate. If a second meal is desired, the full rate must be paid.

Questions concerning the application approval process should be addressed to Hope Baker at (717) 248-0148 ext. 2516 or at

If you now receive Food Stamps, TANF Cash Assistance for your child, or if your child is a foster child, your child is eligible for free meals. YOU MUST STILL COMPLETE AN APPLICATION.

If your total household income is the same or less than the amounts indicated below, your child may be eligible to receive free or reduced price meals. The reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch.

2023-2024 Lunch Application Packet
2023-2024 Lunch Application Packet (Spanish)
Federal Eligibility Income Chart by Family Size for School Year 2023-2024
Annual Monthly Twice per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly
Family of 1 $26,973 $2,248 $1,124 $1,038 $519
Family of 2 $36,482 $3,041 $1,521 $1,404 $702
Family of 3 $45,991 $3,833 $1,917 $1,769 $885
Family of 4 $55,500 $4,625 $2,313 $2,135 $1,068
Family of 5 $65,009 $5,418 $2,709 $2,501 $1,251
Family of 6 $74,518 $6,210 $3,105 $2,867 $1,434
Family of 7 $84,027 $7,003 $3,502 $3,232 $1,616
Family of 8 $93,536 $7,795 $3,898 $3,598 $1,799
Each Addt.
Family Member
+$9,509 +$793 +$397 +$366 +$183