Free & Reduced Meals Information
Free & Reduced lunch applications are accepted at any time during the school year. Bellefonte Area School District is excited to offer a faster and easier application process for free and reduced meals. This free service enables families to receive program benefits faster than the traditional paper application. Your application is electronically submitted to the food services office for processing. If you prefer not to apply online, please access the paper application below. All paper applications should be submitted to Bellefonte Area School District, Food Service Department, 318 North Allegheny Street, Bellefonte PA 16823.
An application must be completed and approved each school year. To allow time for parents to reapply for benefits from the prior year, eligibility is carried over to the next school year. If a new application has not been received and approved by October 11, 2023, eligibility for the program will be forfeited, and parent/guardian are responsible for meal charges.
Eligible children receive one full breakfast and one full lunch per day free of charge or at a reduced rate. (The reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch) A full meal includes the entree, the designated number of side dishes and a milk. If a child chooses less than a full meal, he/she is charged the a la carte price for the items selected, charges will also be applied for any extra milk ($.60).