FAQs

How do I apply for free and reduced lunches? 
There is automatic eligibility (Direct Certification) for free Child Nutrition Program benefits to students who are already eligible to received Food Assistance (FA), Temporary Assistance to Families (TAF), or Foster Children. Letters will be mailed from Seaman Food Service to eligible households in July. Households receiving this Direct Certification letter do not need to fill out a paper application. Households receiving the letter for Direct Certification have the right to decline the benefits. 

After July 2, households that do not qualify for Free Meals through the Direct Certification process can use the application process to apply. The application will be available after July 1 online. The application must be filled out completely and turned into the Seaman Food Service Department to be processed. Households will be notified of eligibility. Incomplete applications cannot be approved. 

Questions? 575-8650