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Free and Reduced Meal Applications


The best and most efficient way to submit an application is to use the District's online application .

The benefit of using the online application:

  • Application is sent directly to Food Services
  • Online applications cannot be lost
  • Application arrives within minutes
  • Much of the information is rolled over from year to year
  • Applications can only be submitted if they are complete.
  • Removes possibility of returned incomplete applications.

Online application is available at the following link: free and reduced-price meal application .

How to apply?

There are various ways to qualify: Direct Certification, Categorically, Foster children, and Income-Based.

Direct certification is the process under which children are certified based on the ...more

National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs

Lawndale Elementary School District takes part in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. Meals are served every school day. Breakfast cost $0.75. Lunch costs $1.75. Eligible students may ...more

Income Eligibility Guidelines

House- hold Size (people) Annual ($) Monthly ($) Weekly ($)
Income Eligibility Guidelines 2014-2015


21,590 1,800 416
2 29,101 2,426 560
3 36,612 3,051 705
4 44,123 3,677 849
5 51,634 4,303 993
6 59,145 4,929 1,138
7 66,656 5,555 1,282
8 74,167 6,181 1,427
Each Additional Person 7,511 626 145

Paper Applications

Paper applications are available at each school site, and most students will receive an application with their other school paperwork on the first day of school. Parent/guardian should fill out one application per household and return to Food Services. Please make sure to read the cover letter highlighting some of the key points: Cover LetterAdditional applications may be found at every school front office, school cafeteria, Food Services office, District Office or by printing from the following links: English Application & Application Information, or Spanish Application & Application Information.

If you require assistance completing the application, please do not hesitate to call or visit Food Services.