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Meal Applications

Free Meals are available to ALL families for the entire 2021-2022 School year.

DESE has asked that all families who believe they qualify for additional benefits to fill out the free/reduced application and return it to the School Nutrition Department at 35 Federal Street, Blackstone, MA 01504 attn: Lora Rayos. 

Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.

Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.

Free and Reduced Meal Applications:

We encourage all parents/guardians to fill out this form so the district can assess whether you are eligible for additional benefits. It is imperative that these forms be returned as soon as possible so your child/children can benefit from this service. 

This process is highly confidential and this information is not shared with others. 

We are always working with administrators, students, and you to gain insight on how we can enhance our services Please feel free to contact us at any time at 508-876-0193 opt. #4.