Free or Reduced Price Meals

Free or Reduced Price Benefits

The USDA has not granted school districts the ability to extend the "meals at no cost" waiver for the 2022-23 school year. As a result, families must either pay for meals or be determined eligible to receive free or reduced price meal benefits.  

Walton County does not have a maximum number of families that can be approved for free or reduced price meals. Please apply if you think your family may qualify. Your choice to apply will not prevent another family from receiving benefits.

The online application may be completed here. Paper applications can be downloaded from this site or picked up at each school. A paper application will also be sent home with each student at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year. Eligible families must complete an application to receive free or reduced price benefits unless they have already received a letter from the School Nutrition Office saying they have qualified.

Extras and a la carte items must be purchased separately and are not affected by free or reduced price benefits.  

Free or reduced price applications and status are confidential. WCSD does not share free or reduced price status information with teachers.

Applying for Meal Benefits

Online Applications

Click here for access to the online free or reduced price application.  

If you complete an online free or reduced price application, please do not complete the paper application which your family will receive on the first day of school.

Print Applications


Print applications will be sent home with each student on the first day of school. If you would like a print application before the first day of school, copies are available at each school. Print applications must be submitted to your child's school or the Board of Education. WCSD is not allowed to accept faxed or scanned applications.
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