Free & Reduced Information

The USDA program which provided free meals for all students has EXPIRED.

For SY 2022-2023, Parents/Guardians will once again be 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 Direct Certified for free meals for the 2022-23 SY (notification letters will be mailed in August), or students who attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school.

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.

2022-2023 Lunch Application Packet
2022-2023 Lunch Application Packet (Spanish)
Federal Eligibility Income Chart For School Year 2022-2023
Family Size Annual Monthly Twice per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly
1 25,142 2,096 1,048 967 484
2 33,874 2,823 1,412 1,303 652
3 42,606 3,551 1,776 1,639 820
4 51,338 4,279 2,140 1,975 988
5 60,070 5,006 2,503 2,311 1,156
6 68,802 5,734 2,867 2,647 1,324
7 77,534 6,462 3,231 2,983 1,492
8 86,266 7,189 3,595 3,318 1,659
Each Additional Family Member Add
8,732 728 364 336 168