Apply for Free/Reduced Meals

  • Free and reduced priced meal applications for the current school year will be available online beginning in the middle of July.  The online meal application can be accessed at  A link to the application, both in English and in Spanish, can be found at the bottom of this page.

    Paper application packets will not be mailed home this year.  If you are unable to complete the application on-line, a paper application can be requested from the cafeteria manager at your child's school.  Additionally, a paper application can be requested by contacting the Child Nutrition Department at 985-785-3181.

    Only ONE application is needed per household. Applications may be completed any time during the school year. All applications are confidential. Notification of approval or denial will be mailed to the household within ten working days of receipt of the online or paper application. Students who do not have an approved application on file for the current school year will be required to pay full price until an application is approved.  All children (including foster children) living in the household must be listed on the application.

    Completed paper applications should be completed returned to the Child Nutrition Department, 13855 River Road Luling, 70070.

    Students Receiving Free or Reduced Price Meals the Previous School Year:
    A new application is needed for the 2019-20 school year regardless of whether a child was receiving free or reduced price meals the previous school year. To ensure that a child continues to receive free or reduced price meal benefits in the 2019-20 school year without interruptions, a new application must be received by September 6, 2019. Parents who do not return an application on time will be required to pay full price for their child’s meal until an application is approved. The application approval process can take up to 10 working days. Please send money for your child’s meals during this period. If you have any questions about an application or need assistance with the application please contact the Child Nutrition Office at 985-785-3181 or click here to email us.



    We are pleased to announce that St. Charles Parish Public Schools will be implementing a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year 2019-2020.

    All students at the following sites will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge:

    • Carver Early Learning Center
    • East Bank Head Start

    All enrolled students of the school sites named above are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to the household each day of the 2019-2020 school year. No further action is required. These students will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.

    If you only have students at one of these 2 sites, you do not have to complete a Free/Reduced Price Meal Application. 

    If, however, you have students at one of these 2 sites and students at any other SCPPS site, you must complete a Free/Reduced Price Meal Application to apply for benefits for the students at the other sites.  The application should include all household members and their income as eligibility is based on the number of household members and the total household income.

    For additional information please contact: Monique Age-Romero, Director of Child Nutrition, 13855 River Road Luling, LA  70070, 985-785-3179, or email her here.


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