Free and Reduced lunch Program

Free and Reduced Lunch Program


Dear Parent/Guardian:

Children need healthy meals to learn. The Brookfield Local School District offers healthymeals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.50; Lunch costs $2.25 for our Elementary and $2.50 for our Middle School and High School. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. The Reduced price is 30¢ for breakfast and 40¢ for lunch.  All applications are filled out via the OneView portal.

Frequently asked Questions:

1. Do I need to fill out an application for each child?

No. Complete the application to apply for free or reduced price meals. Use one Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application for all students in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information.

2. Who can get free meals?

Children in households receiving benefits through the FoodAssistance Program (SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp Program), or Ohio Works First (OWF) benefits and most foster children can get free meals regardless of your income. Also, your children can get free meals if your household income is within the free limits on the Federal Income Guidelines.

3. Can homeless, runaway and migrant children get free meals?

 Please call to see if your child(ren) qualify, if you have not been informed that they will get free meals.

4. Who can get reduced price meals?

Your children can get low cost meals if your household income is within the reduced price limits on the Federal Income Chart, shown on this application.

5. Should I fill out an application if I got a letter this school year saying my children are

approved for free or reduced price meals?

Please read the email you got carefully and follow the instructions. Call Donna Bailey at 330-448-5021 if you have questions.

6. I get WIC. Can my children get free meals?

Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced price meals. Please fill out an application to determine eligibility.

7. Will the information I give be checked?

 Yes, we may ask you to send written proof.

8. If I don’t qualify now, may I apply later?

Yes. You may apply at any time during the school year if your household size goes up, income goes down, or if you begin receiving Food Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or getting OWF or other benefits. If you lose your job, your children may be able to get free or reduced price meals.

9. What if I disagree with the school’s decision about my application?

You should talk to school officials. You also may ask for a hearing by calling or writing to our district Superintendent:

 Mrs. Jo Taylor

Brookfield Local School District

614 Bedford Road

Brookfield, Ohio 44403

10. May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen?

 Yes. You or your children do not have to be a U.S. citizen to qualify for free or reduced price meals.

11. Who should I include as members of my household?

You must include all people living in your household, related or not (such as grandparents, other relatives, or friends). You must include yourself and all children who live with you.

12. What if my income is not always the same?

List the amount that you normally get. For example, if you normally get $1000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only got $900, put down that you get $1000 per month. If you normally get overtime, include it, but not if you get it only sometimes.

13. We are in the military, do we include our housing allowance as income?

If your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance as income. All other allowances must be included in your gross income.


If you have other questions or need help, call 330-448-5021.


Donna Bailey, cafeteria supervisor

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