Free and Reduced Price Meals

Free/Reduced Price Meals Application

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Children need healthy meals to learn. Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools offers healthy meals every school day. All students are eligible to receive one breakfast and one lunch at no cost for the 2024-2025 school year. Additional Breakfast costs $1.75; lunch costs $3.50 with tiered pricing at the Junior High and High School.

Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. There is not a charge for Reduced price meals for the 2024-2025 school year. This page explains how to apply online or with printed forms.

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Contact Information for Services


Apply with a Printed Form

If you do not want to apply online, we will provide a printed application form. You must submit a new form each year. The following links include the latest information and application forms.

2023-2024 English Instructions + Form

2023-2024 Spanish Instructions + Forms

2023-2024 Chinese Instructions + Form

2023-2024 Portuguese Instructions + Form

2023-2024 Haitian Creole Instructions + Form

Apply Online 

Electronic submission ensures the application reaches the district office quickly. Students will obtain eligibility benefits faster. The website is secure and confidential. You can read the online application in English, Spanish, Chinese or Portuguese. 

Click the button to apply for free or reduced price lunches at the School Café website.


Sharing Information with Other Programs

Your eligibility status for free and/or reduced price school meals may be shared with other programs for which your children may qualify. For each of these programs, we must have your permission to share your eligibility. If you choose to share this information with these programs, it will not be shared with any other entity or program. If your circumstances change throughout the year, you are encouraged to update your permissions at any time during the school year. If you opt not to share this information, it will not change whether your children are eligible to receive free/reduced price meals.

If you are eligible for free or reduced price meals and would like the information shared, the share questions are located in PowerSchool by going to the permission page in the parent portal. Parents can access the permission page by clicking on the District/Parent Group Permissions icon in the sidebar.

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