Free/Reduced Lunch Program

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You may apply for free or reduced price school meal any time during the school year. The COMPASS program allows Pennsylvanians to apply for social service programs, such as Food  Stamps (FS), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Energy Assistance, etc,  online. Families can use COMPASS to apply for free or reduced price school meals only, or they can apply for the other services at the same time. To apply online go to If you apply for free or reduced price school meals through COMPASS, you DO NOT need to submit a paper application.

If needed, PDF applications and instructions are also linked below. 

Each application is only good for that school year; you must reapply every year.  All approved free/reduced price applications are subject to verification by random sample. Free/reduced price benefits are not retroactive. Approval for free meals would not erase any outstanding debts. You have a right to a fair hearing if you disagree with the decision on your application or the results of verification.
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