Free & Reduced Meals

  • DEAR PARENT/GUARDIAN:

    The School District of Collier County Nutrition Services Department serves nutritious meals each school day. Eligible children may get meals free or at a reduced price. All meals served meet nutrition standards as specified by the United States Department of Agriculture. If your child has been determined by a doctor to have a disability and this disability prevents the child from eating the regular school meal, the school will make any substitutions prescribed by a medical professional at no extra charge. Please click here to find the Physician’s Request Form for Special Diets. 

    If you now receive Food Stamps (SNAP) or TANF for your child, your child is eligible for free meals. You will receive a notice of your child's eligibility in the mail. If you do not want these benefits, you must notify the Department of Nutrition Services.

    To apply for Free and Reduced-price meal benefits, complete a private and secure meal application online using one of the links provided below or directly at www.myschoolapps.com.  

  • APPLY ONLINE IN ENGLISH APLIQUE EN LÍNEA EN ESPAÑOL   APLIKE SOU ENTÈNÈT NAN KREYÒL  

     

     WE CANNOT APPROVE AN APPLICATION THAT IS NOT COMPLETE. 

     

    Parents can expect a quicker approval when submitting applications online in comparison to paper application submissions. After your application has been processed, notification of your child’s meal eligibility will be sent to the e-mail address provided or through the postal service. Please note, Nutrition Services cannot process or approve incomplete applications.

     

    If you are unable to complete an application online, contact the Department of Nutrition Services – Free and Reduced Meals Benefits – at (239) 377-0297 or ApontL1@collierschools.com to request assistance with the on-line application or to request a paper application; once completed, please return to the District’s Nutrition Services office.