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Free & Reduced School Meal Application

It's Not Just About The Cafeteria!


Did you know that the federal Free & Reduced School Meal Application is not only about eating in the cafeteria? In addition to providing an opportunity for some of our students to eat a nutritious meal for no-cost or at a significantly-reduced cost, it also generates additional money for our school. For example, the amount of money we receive from the federal government in our Title programs is based directly on the percentage of students enrolled in the Free & Reduced program, regardless of whether they ever eat a meal in the cafeteria. Our reimbursement from the federal government for our cost of providing Internet and Phone service is also directly tied to that same percentage. Our ability to apply for both State and Federal grants is tied directly to the Free & Reduced program enrollment.

How do you apply? Fill our the paper application that is sent home with your child or print the application and return it to your child's school.  Approval or denial of your application will be sent via mail.

The forms are confidential. If you e-mail the form to our Program Director, only that person or our auditors will see the form. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Program Director - her information is listed below.

Amantha Sanborn

sanborna@cherokee.k12.ok.us