Free & Reduced Lunch Information

Free & Reduced Application – Now Available Online

TCAPS is proud to offer healthy meals to our students every school day. Children need healthy meals to fuel their learning and your child(ren) may qualify for free or reduced meal benefits. 

Whether or not your child plans to participate in the free and/or reduced meals program, gathering information on the number of students who qualify is still vital for the district. It is used not only to determine meal prices for qualifying families, but it is also used as part of the application process for a number of grants and other opportunities TCAPS participates in. We are pleased to be able to offer qualifying families with free or discounted meal rates, so if you think your family might qualify, please apply today

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