Meals are available free or at the reduced price of 40¢ for lunch to students who qualify based on USDA household income guidelines. Subsidized meals must be applied for each school year; students who were on the program in the previous school year have 30 days to re-apply for benefits to avoid any gap in their benefits.

Applications for Free and Reduced Price Meals are mailed home to all households in the district in August. Families who automatically qualify for meal benefits because they receive Basic Food (Food Stamps) or TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) will receive a notification letter instead of of an application packet. If you do not receive an application packet, they are available at schools or by contacting our office.

Applications are also available at the schools and the Nutrition Services Office.

Online Application for Free or Reduced-Price Meals!

Kent School District Nutrition Services offers an online option for completing an application for meal benefits. It is called Apply For Lunch and is simple, fast and free! Once the online application is completed, our office will receive it, finalize the determination of benefits and mail a letter to notify the household. The online approval process eliminates several steps, making it the fastest way to apply.

To access the online application, click here:

Nutrition Services can be reached at (253) 373-7275 or via e-mail at
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