Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits

To continue free or reduced-price meal benefits for students, each household must complete a new meal application every year. Free and Reduced Meal Benefits will end on September 18, 2019, if the household has not reapplied for SY 2019-2020. If there is an interruption in benefits or the household does not reapply, the household is responsible for payment of meals until the Free and Reduced Application is approved. To help ensure continuation of benefits, the household must have a paper application turned in to the school nutrition manager before September 13, 2019, or complete an online application by September 18, 2019, at


Be sure to list all of the students in the household on the application.Keep in mind that the application may take up to 5 days to process.  If you have any questions, please call the Bartow County School Nutrition Program – Meal Eligibility Desk at 770-606-5800 ext. 3805.