Free & Reduced Lunch Information

Free & Reduced Application – Now Available Online

The current economic climate in the State of Michigan and across the country has raised uncertainties for families. Job losses, buy-outs, and rising costs of living are all having a greater impact on families. Families who were previously managing sufficiently, may now be finding it more challenging financially to make ends meet. If you find yourself in this situation, your student(s) may be eligible to receive reduced or free meals (including breakfast and lunch) at school.

Applications are available at all schools, and are sent home with students during the first week of school. To apply online, visit External and follow the instructions for Traverse City Area Public Schools.

If you submit the application online, you do not have to fill out and submit a paper application. Online applications may allow your application to be processed quicker. Whether you apply online or by paper application, once the application is processed a letter will be mailed to your home with the status of the application within (10) business days. Prompt return of the completed application is requested so that we can better serve you. If you have questions regarding the free and reduced meal application process, please contact the TCAPS Food & Nutrition Services Department at 231.933.1910.

 Free/Reduced Lunch Application