Meal Applications2016-2017 Free and Reduced Application .pdf
2016-2017 Free and Reduced Spanish Application.pdf
Turn in Applications to:The School Nutrition Manager at each local Putnam County School Cafeteria or Nutrition Office.
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, cafeteria, and/or nutrition 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 if the child did not qualify for free and reduced meals last year.
If your child qualified for free and reduced meals last school year, then they are eligible to eat school meals on last year's eligibility status until Friday, September 09, 2016. If your child(ren)'s eligibility for free and reduced meals is not determined from a completed Free and Reduced Application this school year, then they would automatically become paid status and would start paying for meals on Monday, September 12, 2016.
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.
Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.
Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.