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Apply for Free and Reduced Priced Meals

To apply, All families must complete a new Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals at the beginning of each school year. Students and their families do not have to be U.S. citizens to receive meal benefits. All students in the family should be listed on one application.

Apply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals

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Applications are sent home with students the first week of school. Applications are available at all PGCPS schools, and can be submitted at any time.

Completed applications can be turned in to any PGCPS school or the Department of Food and Nutrition Services in person or by U.S. mail.

Prince George's County Public Schools
Food and Nutrition Services
Application Center
6311 Randolph Road
Suitland, MD 20746

Applications can take up to 10 days to process. Families will be notified if they are approved or do not qualify for meal benefits.

For more information, call 301-952-6517.

The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced-price meals.  You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application.  The last four digits of the social security number are not required when you are only applying for foster children, or you list a Food Supplement Program or Temporary Cash Assistance case number, or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number.  We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced-price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.