It is the goal of Lincoln County Child Nutrition to make available to every student an attractive, nutritious, and pleasing meal at the lowest possible cost. For families with limited financial resources, free or reduced price meals are provided to eligible students. To qualify for free or reduced price meals, an application must be completed and returned to the school every school year.NEW!! Now you can apply on-line for your children to receive free or reduced price meals. Your application will be sent from a secure website directly to the Lincoln County Schools Child Nutrition Office so, you don't need to worry about filling out a paper form that could be lost or misplaced.LunchApplicaton.com is an easy, secure and convenient way to apply for free or reduced meals. It has been designed to make it easy for you to know exactly what information you need to provide and to guide you through the process. Once your application has been received, the district office will determine your eligibility and send you a letter with the results.Need a paper application?Free and Reduced paper applications are also available from your child's school office, your cafeteria, or by the links below.
- 2023-2024 Parent Letter
- 2023-2024 Instructions for Completing an Application
- 2023-2024 Free/Reduced Application
- 2023-2024 Free/Reduced Spanish Application
Only one application per household is needed. On the application you must include all students that attend Lincoln County Schools, as well as all other members of the household. If there is a change in your household size or income, you can apply, or re-apply, for benefits at any time during the school year. The information provided on each application is confidential. Children who receive free or reduced price meal benefits are treated the same and receive the same meal as children who pay full price for their meals. No child will be discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap.Through Direct Certification, Lincoln County Schools will automatically qualify children from families that receive benefits from the Department of Social Services for TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) or the Food and Nutrition Services (Food Stamp) Program. Lincoln County Child Nutrition will match student files with Department of Social Services files to determine which students will be directly certified. The Child Nutrition Office will send letters prior to the beginning of the current school year, to each student receiving direct certification. The parent/guardian may deny benefits if they choose. Parents will not need to complete a Free & Reduced Price Meal Application for students that receive the letter, but should notify us of any other children living in the home not listed. If you receive benefits but were not sent a letter, please complete an application.For questions or assistance in completing a Free and Reduced Price Meal Application, contact Amanda Davis, CN Administrative Supervisor, at 704-736-1017 ext. 20130.