Free & Reduced Lunch Information

Help Your School Have Access to Grants and Funding by Completing the Application

(July 15, 2021)

Traverse City Area Public Schools is pleased to announce that all students can receive a free healthy breakfast and lunch each day as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the 2021-2022 school year. 

However, it is critical that all households complete the External LinkFree and Reduced-Price Meal Application.  This information determines the amount of money our schools receive from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, At-Risk (31a), Title II A, E-Rate, etc.  These supplemental programs have the potential to offer supports and services for our students including, but not limited to:

• Instructional supports (staff, supplies and materials, etc.)
• Non-instructional services (counseling, social work, health services, etc.)
• Professional learning for staff
• Parent and community engagement supplies and activities
• Technology
• Pandemic-EBT

Complete the Free and Reduced Meal Application at: External (click on the “START AN APPLICATION” button). Families can also get a copy of the application in their school's main office.  Please complete one form per family. 

Please complete and submit the application as soon as possible to ensure that additional funding for our school is available to meet the needs of our students. All information on the application submitted is confidential. Without your assistance in completing and returning the application, our schools cannot maximize the use of available State and Federal funds. If we can be of any further assistance, please contact Food & Nutrition Services:

Tom Freitas
Steven Wilson


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