Turn in Applications to:
For the most rapid processing of your Free & Reduced Meal Application please apply online above at HeartlandApps.com
or you may return your completed paper application to
to your child's school cafeteria manager
or the Child Nutrition Office
5204 Hwy 11 N
Ellisville, MS 39437
One application per household please
A new application must be filled out each year for students. Please fill out in BLACK ink only. Applications will be available to pick up at the schools & Superintendents Office August 1st. Online applications can be found in "Helpful Links" at the top of the page.
* All siblings must be listed on ONE application even if they attend different schools.
*Be prepared to pay for meals until you receive a letter from our office with your student's approval status.
Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.
Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.
Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.
Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.