School Lunch Changes / FARMs Application

Fri, 11/18/2022 - 2:29pm

Families are reminded that the federal government has NOT extended waivers allowing free meals for all students. Consequently, for the 2022-2023 school year, students whose families do not qualify for free or reduced lunch will be required to pay the daily meal price

  • Student Breakfast - $2.00 or Free (Please delete $2.00 if your school is part of the Free Breakfast Program.)
  • Student Lunch - $2.80

Many HCPSS families are eligible to participate in the Free and Reduced Price Meals (FARMs) program, which provides children with a wide range of benefits including free or discounted college tuition, testing and application fees, academic and athletic program fees and many others in addition to free or discounted meals. 

Families are urged to check their eligibility and complete a FARMs application as soon as possible. Families must submit a new application every school year.

Details on the Free and Reduced Meals program are available online. Use the link below to apply.

FARMS Online Application Link

Did You Know??

Participation in the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program qualifies students for the following opportunities:

Students may be eligible for these additional opportunities:

Reach out to the PPW office to inquire about the following resources:

  • Help-A-Child vouchers through the Howard County Education Association
  • Prepare for Success – School Supplies for Students
  • Bright Minds Foundation and Lazarus Foundation gift a certain number of computers to students each year, so your child may be eligible.

Please contact the front office if you have any questions or need assistance with applying for the Free and Reduced Meal Program.