Free Meals

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Students need healthy meals to learn. Harwood Unified Union School District offers healthy meals every school day. 

In School Year 2023-2024, all students will receive free breakfast and lunch at school. 

We need your help to keep providing free meals to all students in future years. Please fill out this application for free and reduced price school meals. If many families fill out and return this form, we will get more money from the federal government for free school meals now and in the future. We will also get more money for other school programs. 

Filling out this form also helps our community provide free summer meals to all kids, and free meals to kids in childcare.

The information you provide is confidential. We follow strict federal rules to keep your information private.

If you have other questions or need help, call 802-583-7953 or email Meg Libby at


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.

Nutrition Application and Instructions -23-24.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