Free Meals

Very exciting news!

Children need healthy meals to learn. Harwood Unified Union School District offers healthy meals every school day. In School Year 2021-2022, all children will receive free breakfast, and free lunch regardless of your household income eligibility. It is still very important for families to submit the Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals to track our community’s Free and Reduced Percentage. Filling out and returning the application may help your family, the school, and community at large, qualify for other financial assistance.

P-EBT benefits to your household, grant funds for the school, and telecom reimbursements for the community are just a few examples of the benefits of having higher Free and Reduced percentages.


Please make sure your child is taking advantage of this wonderful benefit, the more free meals we serve the better it is for our Food & Nutrition Program, and to our community. More Free Meals Served really equals More Local Products into our schools! Which equals better nutrition to our students!

Our FREE meals are not only for families in need, and you won't be "taking away" a meal from someone in need if you decide to get a meal for your child.

Your child automaticly qualifies for free or reduced meals at our schools.

You must complete a Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application, every year, if you think you might qualify for other financial assistance programs (State and/or Federal)

We advise parents to return the application within the first week of the new school year. Use one application for all of the children in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. Your application and your child’s lunch status are confidential. You may apply for benefits at any time during the school year. If you are not eligible now but have a decrease in income, increase in household size, or begin receiving 3SquaresVT (formerly Food Stamps) or Reach Up, you may fill out another application at any time.

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FRL Application Cover Letter.pdf

All applications must be printed on white paper.

To download a Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application in another language click here

If you need assistance in completing the application or more information

please contact Alyssa Dybala in our Central Office or 802-583-7953