Food and Nutrition Services
All students who are approved for either free or reduced-price meals will receive BREAKFAST AND LUNCH at NO CHARGE. A new application must be submitted each year, unless you have already received a letter from District 196 Public Schools indicating all your child(ren) have been approved for the current school year.
Please be aware:
- Free and reduced-price school meal information does not automatically transfer from one school district to another.
- Students must be enrolled in District 196 Public Schools prior to submitting an application online.
- Parents/guardians are responsible for all meal purchases prior to the official date of determination of benefits and funds must be in a student’s meal account to purchase meals.
- Your application also helps our school qualify for additional education funds and discounts.
Completing the application online is the quickest and most secure way for the school district to process your application. You will be notified by mail if your family does or does not qualify. CLICK on the link to submit your application online:
Paper applications are available to print. Please know that the district is allowed 10 days to process an application from the date received. English | Spanish | Somali | Other