Who should fill out an application?
Fill out the application if:
- Total household income is the same or less than the amount on the chart.
- You receive Basic Food, take part in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for your children.
- You are applying for foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court.
- Free & Reduced Meal Application (English)
- Free & Reduced Meal Application (Spanish)
- Free & Reduced Meal Application (Russian)
Turn in the application to Snohomish School District, Attn: Meal Applications, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290. Be sure to submit only one application per household. We will notify you if the application is approved or denied. If any child you are applying for is homeless (McKinney-Vento), or migrant, check the appropriate box.
What counts as income? Who is considered a member of my household?
Look at the income chart below. Find your household size. Find your total household income. If members in the household are paid at different times during the month and you are unsure if your household is eligible, fill out an application and we will determine your income eligibility for you. The information you give will be used to determine your child's eligibility for free or reduced-price meals.
Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals regardless of personal use income. If you have questions about applying for meal benefits for foster children, please contact us at 360-563-7314.
USDA Child Nutrition Program Income Guidelines
- Household is defined as all persons, including parents, children, grandparents, and all people related or unrelated who live in your home and share living expenses. If applying for a household with a foster child, you may include the foster child in the total household size.
- Household income is considered to be the income each household member received before taxes. This includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income. If including a foster child as part of the household, you must also include the foster child’s personal income. Do not report foster payments as income.
In the mail - Each student household in the Snohomish School District will receive a free and reduced-price meal application in the mail in August.
Online - Forms can be found online by filtering for the term "Free & Reduced Meals" in our Commonly Requested Forms & Documents portal located below.
Print the appropriate application, complete it and return to the district's Resource and Service Center (1601 Avenue D in Snohomish). Completed forms may also be mailed to Snohomish School District, Attn: Meal Applications, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290
At the district office - To request an application, contact Julie Francois at 360-563-7314 and leave your name, address, phone number and email address if possible.
Commonly Requested District Forms & Documents