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Free & Reduced Lunch

Children need healthy meals to learn. Randolph Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.25; lunch costs $2.75 for elementary and $3.00 for secondary schools. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch. This packet includes an application for free or reduced price meal benefits, and a set of detailed instructions. Below are some common questions and answers to help you with the application process. 


Frequently Asked Questions 

WHO CAN GET FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS

  • All children in households receiving benefits from MA SNAP or MA TANF are eligible for free meals. 
  • Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals. 
  • Children participating in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals. 
  • Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals. 
  • Children may receive free or reduced price meals if your household’s income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals if your household income falls at or below the limits on this chart. 

FEDERAL ELIGIBILITY INCOME CHART For School Year 2017-2018

Household size

Yearly

Monthly

Weekly

1

$22,311

$1,860

$430

2

$30,044

$2,504

$578

3

$37,777

$3,149

$727

4

$45,510

$3,793

$876

5

$53,243

$4,437

$1,024

6

$60,976

$5,082

$1,173

7

$68,709

$5,726

$1,322

8

$76,442

$6,371

$1,471

Each additional person:

$+7,733

$+645

$+149