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For the most rapid processing of your Free & Reduced Meal Application, please apply online at the link below.

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Or you may return your completed paper application to the Food Services office at 602 Orchard Street, Arroyo Grande CA 93420.

One application per household please.

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Meal Applications

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification 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.

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Our mission is to work with a network of community partners to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County and build a healthier community. Everyone needs help sometimes, whether it's help in finding a job, paying for school, moving a household or putting food on the table. The Food Bank Coalition is here to help those who face hunger in San Luis Obispo County. We believe that everyone has the right to nutritious food and that with a reliable supply of wholesome food, we all are healthier, happier and more productive members of our communities.
 
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