Food and Nutrition

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Meals are made available on a reduced-price (Breakfast .30¢ and Lunch .40¢) or free basis to students from families who meet certain income requirements which are determined by the U.S. Government. 

Free and Reduced Application

Income Eligibility Guide - Reduced Price Meals 

Important: A new application must be filled out at the beginning of each school year in order for the meal benefits to continue. Meal benefits begin on the day the application is processed by Food and Nutrition Services and continue throughout the school year in which the application is approved, the summer, and approximately the first thirty days of the next school year.

Toll-free phone number 866-645-2688 or local 941-486-2199, 7:00am - 4:30pm.
For comprehensive information on Food Stamps and other federal assistance programs for children in low-income families, visit  

Attention Juniors and Seniors:

Did you know that students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals also qualify for a fee waiver when registering for the SAT or ACT?  Please see your guidance counselor for the fee waiver application and more information about this process.


“A private school scholarship is available.”

If your household qualifies for free or reduced-priced lunch, your students may be eligible to receive a state-supported scholarship to a private school. The program, called the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, was created in 2001. Step Up For Students manages the program. The scholarship is based on income and not on the academic performance of the student or public school. The scholarship helps pay tuition at more than 1,500 participating private schools statewide; a separate transportation scholarship is available to attend a public school in another county. For more information, visit or call 877-735-7837, or email

Food and Nutrition Services
Division of Operations

Beverly L. Girard, Director  

Colleen Bennington, Administrative Assistant 

Phone: 941-486-2199
Fax: 941-486-2021
101 Old Venice Road
Osprey, Florida  34229

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