Free and Reduced Lunch Application

  •  Free or Reduced Meal Applications must be renewed each year.   Applications can be completed starting July 1st of each school year.  Online Applications are now available to submit.

    Free or Reduced meal benefits DO NOT rollover from year to year you must re-apply.   If you qualified for Free or Reduced Meal benefits during the previous school year, a 30 school day grace period will be applied.  Your benefits will then expire after the first 30 school days of new year if a new application has not been received.  If no application is received, your students will be charged for their lunches until the application is received, entered, and approved for benefits.  These meal charges will not be reversed, and will become the parents obligation to pay.

    When students are approved for Free or Reduced meals, it covers reimbursable meals and does not include any Ala-Carte items.  Ala-carte is additional food items that can be purchsed at full price if a students has funds in their lunch account or cash to cover the cost.  There is no charging allowed of Ala-carte items.

    Applications can be submitted in one of the following ways:

    1. Apply online at: (You will be notified by email or regular mail of determination.)
    2. Drop it off at your childs school (after Aug. 1) 
    3. Drop it off at the Hughes Admistrations Building at 806 N Washington St. 
    4. Mail to: BPS Child Nutrition Dept., 806 N. Washington Street, Bismarck, ND 58501.  

    Click this link to print a paper copy of the Free or Reduced Meal Application.

Income Eligibility Guidelines

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