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Free & Reduced-Price Meals

Free and reduced-price meals are available to students that qualify. Benefits must be renewed each year. All families who wish to apply for free or reduced-price meals with the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District are encouraged to fill out an application at anytime during the school year. A new application must be completed at the beginning of each school year. Applications are available at all school locations. Once an application is completed properly it will not be necessary to complete a new application during the school year.  

Note: Recent state legislation provides meals at no cost for all students at elementary schools that have 30% or more of their students qualifying for free or reduced-price meals. For the 2024-2025 school year, breakfast and lunch will be free for all students at Daffodil Valley Elementary, Liberty Ridge Elementary, Sumner Early Learning Center, Bonney Lake Elementary, Crestwood Elementary and Maple Lawn Elementary. Students at all other district schools will be charged the regular price for meals unless they qualify for free or reduced-price benefits.

Tips for successfully filling out the application

  • List all children attending Sumner-Bonney Lake School District
  • If receiving food stamps or TANF benefits list the case number in the space provided
  • List all household members and their incomes (benefits are based on size of the household and combined income)
  • Provide a signature, social security number, address and phone number
  • Please fill out all forms in ink

Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals or College Bound maybe eligible for waived or reduced fees to participate in extracurricular school programs.  Find the form necessary for eligibility at sumnersd.org/waived fees.

Printable application forms

Letter to Households (English) 2023-24 Free and Reduced Price Meal Program Application (English)
Letter to Households (Spanish) 2023-24 Free and Reduced Price Meal Program Application (Spanish)
Letter to Households (Ukrainian) 2023-24 Free and Reduced Price Meal Program Application (Ukrainian)
Letter to Households (Russian) 2023-24 Free and Reduced Price Meal Program Application (Russian)

 

Apply for free or reduced-price meals online

Families may now apply online for free or reduced meals in Family Access. When you submit an application for free or reduced meals, the information you provide is confidential and is only seen by the food service department. Access to the Applications tab may vary by the school that your child attends, however you only need to fill out one application that includes all members of your family.

Below are instructions for completing the online application for Free or Reduced Meals. Click on the link below to view the full instructions. Instructions will automatically open in a new browser window to allow you to make changes or enter information into Family Access while viewing the instructions.   

Instructions for submitting an Online Free or Reduced Meal Application   

Please contact the Child Nutrition Services Office at (253) 891-6450 if you have questions regarding the free and reduced price meal program application. 

Directions to Apply

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