Free and Reduced Lunch Program
Meal benefits for new applications cannot start until an application is approved.  Please provide lunch or money for a paid lunch until you receive notice that the application is approved. A new application (one per household) must be completed each school year to qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. 

If you qualified for free or reduced lunches last year; ALL students must have a current 2016-2017 application processed an on file before October 1, 2016. If you do not complete a new application prior to this date there may be interruption to your students' benefits.

Click below for The 2016-2017 Free and Reduced Meal Application in English 

16-17 Free Reduce Lunch app.pdf

Click below for the 2016-2017 Free and Reduced Meal Application in Spanish

16-17 Spanish Free Reduced Lunch app.pdf

Please fill out and return the above application to either your student's school cafeteria personnel or to Nutrition Services at the District Office 

 Your child may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.

In these tough economic times, many families who have never needed assistance before are suddenly finding themselves struggling financially.  If your family is in this situation, you might be able to save hundreds of dollars a year by applying for free or reduced-price school meals.

 The benefits are significant.

Families who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch can save hundreds of dollars per child compared with buying full-price school meals or making meals at home. For 2014-2015, students who qualify for reduced-price lunch will receive breakfast for free, and will pay only $0.40 per lunch.

 The school district receives federal reimbursement for the meals, and schools even receive additional federal funding based on how many students have applied and qualified for free and reduced meals-so if you fill out a form and qualify, you are helping both your family and your school!

 This is a confidential program.

The only people who will know your child is receiving benefits are the nutrition staff (unless a release form is submitted in order for us to release information to other school related activities offering benefits to qualifying students). Children receiving free or reduced-price meals are not identified to other students or adults.

 How do you apply?

Applications are available above, in your school office, and at the Nutrition Services Office located at 412 Sweigle Ave.  Molalla, Or. 97038 and can be returned to your school or to the Nutrition Services Office.  If your income or family size changes at any time during the school year, you may apply or reapply at that time.  You can even reapply if you were already qualified for reduced-price meals and a change in your family's situation makes you eligible for free meals.  A new application (one per household) must be completed each school year to qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. If you have any questions about the program or how to apply, please contact Teresa Susmilch-Miller at 503-829-3696.

 How do you qualify?

If your household income is at or below the guidelines, or if your family receives food stamps, TANF, or FDPIR, you qualify! You can qualify for the program even if your situation is short-term, such as a temporary layoff. 

 This program is open to all and discrimination is prohibited.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the State of Oregon prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250, or call 202-720-5964 (voice and TDD). The USDA and Molalla River School District are equal-opportunity providers and employers.

 The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.