• 2022-23 Free and Reduced Price Meals Program

    2022-23 Reduced meal pplications are available
    Lake Stevens School District participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program sponsored by the USDA. All families who meet federal income eligibility guidelines may apply for meal benefits and can access additional district and community benefits with this annual eligibility. 

    Applications are available at each school all year long and may be completed and returned to the school or delivered to the district office. All information provided is kept confidential. Information on this program is available in the school office or you can call the Nutrition Office at 425-335-1561 for more information. Households will be notified by the Food & Nutrition Office of your approval status with a printed or emailed letter mailed home when the application has been processed. Please email foodservices@lkstevens.wednet.edu if you have any questions.

    • What does it mean to be free or reduced-priced eligible next year?
      • After applying, students that are determined to be free or reduced-price eligible based on the USDA’s income guidelines will have access to FREE breakfasts and lunches all school year.
        • Free and Reduced Eligible students: $0.00 for breakfast and lunch
        • Due to recent state funding, the eligible copay has been eliminated and reduced-price students can also receive breakfasts and lunches at no charge. 
    • What are the USDA Income Guidelines to know if our household will qualify for meal benefits?  
      • Please review these income and household guidelines if you are thinking of applying.
      • 2022-23 Income Guidelines - Effective July 1, 2022

    You can request a 2022-23 Free and Reduced Application to be mailed directly to your home. An electronic (fillable or pdf) version to download, email or print is available below on this webpage.

    2022-23 Free & Reduced Meal Application Materials

    Program Information Letter:

    Printable applications:
    Print the application and complete the form. You may turn it in to any school or the district office.

    Mail or drop-off to your school or the district office:
    Lake Stevens School District Nutrition Office
    12309 22nd St. NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258

    Fax: 425-335-1549

    Email: foodservices@lkstevens.wednet.edu

    Questions - Call the Nutrition Office: 425-335-1561

    Additional resources for Kids: Learn about programs in our community that can assist your family.

    Student School and Community Financial Benefits
    A student's school meal free or reduced-price eligibility is commonly tied to financial benefits with various programs in our district or throughout the community. To qualify for these benefits, parents must provide proof of eligibility or give signed consent for these programs to access this information that verifies student(s) eligibility status with food services for the current school year.
    How can food services help parents/guardians looking to obtain proof that their student meets the federal guidelines for Free or Reduced-Price Meals?
    Food Services can provide proof of your student free or reduced eligibility and provide a copy of the eligibility approval letter to the parent/guardian to aid in this process.  We can provide this letter via email, mailed to the household, or picked up at the district office.  Then the approval letter can be shared by the parent/guardian with the group/organization you are seeking benefits with. 
    Please contact Food & Nutrition Services:

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    If you have other questions or need help, call 425-335-1561.

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