Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Last Updated: 4/7/2021 7:10 PM




(Please read all information and use application link at the bottom of this page) 


Madison School District 321 is pleased to announce that all Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications will now be done online! This process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!  Computers and assistance are accessable here at the Food Service Office during our regular business hours. Computers work best, smart phones don't always work with this.

Safe & Secure - We use the highest level of data encryption available, meaning that your information is always safe and guarded.

Private & Available - Apply online in the comfort and privacy of your own home. The online service is available 24/7 anytime, anywhere there is an Internet connection!

Fast - Your data is transmitted to the Nutrition Office the same day you apply, allowing for quicker processing so you can receive benefits faster.  You will be notified by email of your application results.  

Go Green - No more paper applications to complete and return to the school office! Applying online is so convenient and good for the environment as well!


Information to Households for Free & Reduced Price Meals In the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program:

Eligibility determination is based on household size and income.  Total income must be at or below the amounts in this table.  This chart is eligibility for Reduced meals.

National School Lunch Program - Income Eligibility Guidlines

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Families submitting a complete application may be approved to receive meals free or at a reduced price.  If any household member currently receives food stamps, TAFI, or FDPIR, your student(s) can receive free meals.  If your total household income is the same or less than the amounts on the Income Chart above, and you submit a complete application, your student(s) may be approved to receive free or reduced price meals.  Household members do not have to be US citizens for students to qualify for benefits.  Students' income does not need to be included unless they pay their parents for basic necessities of living. 

Verification: Your eligibility may be checked at any time during the school year.  School officials may ask you to send documentation proving that your application is correct and your student(s) should receive free or reduced price meals.

Fair Hearing:  You may talk to school officials if you do not agree with the school's decision on your application or the results of verification. You may also ask for a fair hearing.  You may do this by calling or writing:

Reapplication:  You may apply for meals at any time during the school year.  If you are not eligible now but have a change in household circumstances, like a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, become unemployed, or if anyone in your household receives food stamps, TAFI, or FDPIR, complete another application at that time.

Questions:  You may contact the Madison Food Service during office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday, or 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday in the summer.  Questions may also be directed to 

Thank you for participating in this online experience!

(Online applications will be live and ready to apply after Aug 1, 2021)


*2021 Kindergartners please wait until the fall of 2021 to apply for free and reduced lunches.

Applications for the current school year can be found at