Free and Reduced Lunch Application


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

Madison School District #321 is using LINQ Connect to accept free and reduced online applications

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.  *Please make sure you provide an email address

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.  

National School Lunch Program - Income Eligibility Guidelines

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) should already receive free meals and you do not need to reapply.  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.  Student's 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 disagree with the school's decision on your application or the verification results. You may also ask for a fair hearing.  You may do this by calling or writing:

Reapplication:  You may apply for meals anytime 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, you can 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