Free and Reduced Lunch Application
IF APPLYING FOR THE 2023/2024 SCHOOL YEAR, APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE STARTING MONDAY, AUGUST 7TH, 2023.
Free or Reduced meal benefits DO NOT rollover from year to year you must re-apply every year. If you qualified for Free or Reduced Meal benefits during the previous school year, you will receive a 30 school day grace period. Your benefits will expire after the first 30 school days of new year if a new application has not been received. Students will be charged full price for lunches if no application is received by the 30 day cut off. Charges will continue 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.
Applications are accepted anytime during the school year. If your household income changes at anytime during the school year and you think you may qualify for Free or Reduced Meal benefits, you can apply Online or submit a Free/Reduced application at your students school or to the Child Nutrition Dept. at the Hughes Administration Building, 806 N. Washington St., Bismarck.
When students are approved for Free or Reduced meals, it covers reimbursable meals and does not include any Ala-Carte items. Ala-carte is an additional food item that can be purchased at full price if a student has funds in their lunch account or cash to cover the cost. There is no charging allowed for al-carte items.
WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO APPLY ONLINE WHENEVER POSSIBLE.
Applications can be submitted starting Monday, August 7th, 2023:
- You MUST create an account in LINQ Connect. Please visit www.bismarckschools.org/LINQ for instructions.
- Once account is created, select "Start Meal Application" and complete the application through your LINQ Connect account.
If submitting paper copy, please mail or drop off at your student's school starting August 7th, 2023 or Hughes Education Center (806 N. Washington St, Bismarck, ND 58501).
For quesions, please contact the Child Nutrition Department at (701) 323-4090.