The nationwide waiver allowing all students to eat free school meals has expired. Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, students who do not qualify for participation in the free and reduced program will be required pay for meals again. A new application must be completed every year. Please complete the free and reduced lunch application: https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application. Additional benefits, such as P-EBT benefits and ACT waivers, rely on a student’s free/reduced meal status, so completion of the online application is strongly encouraged.
Why aren’t meals free for the 2022-2023 school year?
Over the past several years, the USDA made it possible for school nutrition programs to serve all students free breakfast and lunch through “waivers.” Congress did not extend these waivers for the upcoming school year, so we will go back to paid, free, and reduced lunch/breakfast statuses.
Please note that in past years, free and reduced lunch applications from prior years covered the first 30 operation days of the new school year. This carryover period is only applicable if the student has a completed application on file from the previous school year. There will be no carryover period for students without a 2021-2022 application on file. Many families did not complete the application last year when meals were automatically free for all students, so families need to complete this year’s application as soon as possible to be approved or be prepared to pay on the first day of school. Completing the form online is the fastest way to have an application processed.
2022 – 2023 Meal Prices
Breakfast, Full Price: $1.75
Breakfast, Reduced Price: $0.30
Lunch, Full Price: $3.00
Lunch, Reduced Price: $0.40
Adult Breakfast: $2.25
Adult Lunch: $3.75
Parents can add funds into their child’s account on-line at myschoolbucks.com.
If you have any questions, please contact the PPSD Child Nutrition office (601) 932-7956.
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