Free and Reduced Meal Application

2022-2023 Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application Available!

The free and reduced-price meal application is now available for the 2022-2023 school year. This school year, student meals will once again be charged based on student meal eligibility. The cost of reduced-price meals is being waived; therefore, students who qualify for reduced-price meals will not have to pay.

Families are encouraged to apply for free or reduced-price meals before the start of the school year so there is no gap in benefits. A new application must be submitted each year. We suggest using the online application as it can be translated into multiple languages, is easy to complete, and is processed quickly. The paper application can be downloaded below. Paper applications may be turned into the school office, mailed directly to School Nutrition Services at 1021 Great Bridge Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23320, or emailed to . Paper applications will be processed within 6 days of receipt at the School Nutrition office. 

Who Should Apply?

While we encourage all households to fill out an application, households do not need to complete an application if one of the following applies:

-Student(s) received a Letter of Direct Certification from School Nutrition Services.

-Student(s) attends a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school. Not sure if your student attends a CEP school? Find the full list here. If you have children that attend CEP schools and non-CEP schools you will still need to fill out an application.


For questions, concerns, or assistance with completing the Free and Reduced Meal Benefit Application, please call the Department of School Nutrition Services at 757.547.1470 or send us an email.