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Turn in Applications to:

Methuen School Nutrition

10 Ditson Pl.,

Methuen, MA 01844

Meal Applications

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify.

If your family chooses to apply please apply on-line at:
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Or you may complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained by clicking the links to the left on this page.  If you choose to complete a paper application you will need to print this form, fill in all the information, and mail it to Methuen School Nutrition, 10 Ditson Pl., Methuen, MA 01844. You will be notified by mail of your child's qualification. Until your child is approved for a meal benefit 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.