Free and Reduced Meal Application

Meal Benefit Campaign 

Thanks to waivers granted by USDA, we are able to provide breakfast and lunch at no charge to ALL STUDENTS for the 2021-2022 school year. As part of our meal benefits campaign, we are highly encouraging families to fill out a meal benefits (Free and Reduced Meals) application. Families with approved applications may be eligible for additional benefits such as student fee waivers, P-EBT funds, reduced-price internet service, and other possible services. 

Applications can be completed online here: Alternatively, families can download the paper application and submit it to the School Nutrition Office. We encourage all families that are new or re-enrolling in Chesapeake Public Schools to fill out an application.

Families 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. Find the full list of CEP schools here

The online application can be translated into multiple languages. If you need a paper copy of the application in Spanish, please email

For any other questions regarding the Free and Reduced Meal Benefit Application or the Meal Benefit Campaign, please call the Department of School Nutrition Services at 757.547.1470 or send us an email at