Family Application for
Free & Reduced Meal Benefits

Two ways to apply:
Adults may now apply with our On-line electronic Free & Reduced Family Meal Application.
Its easy to apply for Free/Reduced meals and it only takes a few minutes to complete when you apply on-line.
Processing time is faster when you apply on-line. Completing the online version does not provide immediate response or approval as to the child's meal status (free, reduced or paid) but will speed up processing time.
The site is a safe and secure site!
Before you begin the online application process, please make sure you have the student(s)' legal name, all household income, your social security number and/or SNAPS (formerly food stamps) or TANF number available. The system will automatically log you out if inactive for more than 10 minutes and you must restart.
Save your confirmation batch number given after you submit your online application
Click on the link below to apply using the on-line electronic application.
Please double check that your On-Line applications is complete and correct before submitting.
Incomplete applications can not be processed and will delay approval.
2. You may also apply for Free/Reduced meals on a paper application.Download and Print the application form below
  • Download and print Parent letter for instructions and information.
  • ALL applications can be printed on letter size paper.
  • Return paper applications to your students' school or mail to: Lake County Schools Food Services, 201 W. Burleigh Boulevard, Tavares, FL 32778  
PLEASE NOTE:  If you have submitted a paper application, DO NOT complete an on-line application.  THIS WILL DELAY YOUR APPROVAL PROCESS.
 Your approval or denial letter will be mailed to your home within 10 days of your application being processed. Students status will update within one day to school site of being approved.


Lake County Schools, FL does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability or marital status in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices. The district also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding discrimination or harassment may be sent to:

Dominick Pedata
Supervisor Compensation and Employee Relations
Lake County Schools
Phone: 352-253-6519
Fax: 352-253-6545