Annual Free & Reduced-Priced Meal Application
Holland CSD asks all families to fill out a school meals application.
Even though all students can receive school breakfast and lunch for free through June 30, 2022, we still need you to fill out a school meals application. Students who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals can get Panemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to help with food costs or days that they are learning remotely, and they can qualify for other benefits such as waived test fees (ACT, SAT) and some college applications.
The school meals application also helps the district and your child's school receive much-needed education funding.
If one or more people in your household receives benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDIR), or if your child is classified as homeless, runaway, or migrant, then your child is categorically eligible for free school meals. If you fall into one of these categories and have not been notified that your child is certified for free school meals, you should contact the Food Service Department.
Free and reduce-priced meal benefit eligibility is determined in two ways: direct certification, or income based application. With either method, eligibility status needs to be renewed each year. Parents/Guardians of students who are directly certified will recieve notification via mail or email and do not need to submit an income based application. Families who wish to submit an income based application may reference income guidelines included with the application. All families are encouraged to apply, even if you have been denied in the past as income guidelines change every year.
To give everyone adequate time to submit applications, the district will carry over the prior year's eligibility status for the first 30 days of the school year. After 30 days, all students without an approved application will be charged full price for meals and any meal debt acrued will need to be repaid to the district.
If your household experiences a change in income or financial hardship during the school year, please be aware that free and reduce-priced meal applications can be submitted at any time, and if approved meal benefits begin as of the date of application.
Be advised, incomplete meals, second meals, double portions, a la carte items, and milk with home lunch are NOT inlcuded in the free or reduced price meal program. Please also fill out the disclosure form by following the linke below and return to school with the application if you would like to be considered for other reduced price school fees.