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For the most rapid processing of your Free & Reduced Meal Application please apply online above at HeartlandApps.com

One application per household please. 

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Meal Applications

If you have not completed an application for the 2018-2019 school year or received notification of benefits, please complete an application as soon as possible. Online applications are available at heartlandapps.comIf your child attends Bannerman Learning Center, Charles E. Bennett Elementary, Clay Hill Elementary, Coppergate Elementary, Doctors Inlet Elementary, Grove Park Elementary, Keystone Heights Elementary, Keystone Heights High, Lakeside Elementary, McRae Elementary, Middleburg Elementary, Montclair Elementary, Orange Park Junior High, Orange Park High, Ridgeview Elementary, S. Bryan Jennings Elementary, Swimming Pen Creek Elementary, W.E. Cherry Elementary, Wilkinson Elementary, or Wilkinson Junior High you do not need to complete an application. If you have questions, please call 904-336-6856.

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

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.