Free and Reduced School Meals

At the Sheboygan Area School District, it is important that every student has the nutrition they need to stay focused throughout the school day. Students in the District may qualify for free and reduced meals or Foodshare benefits! Learn more about these opportunities for District families and how you can apply.

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Free & Reduced Meal Applications

Updated forms for the 2024-25 school year will be posted in August. Please check back!

Permission to Share Information for Additional Benefits

Complete the Sharing Information form below if you wish to receive benefits/discounts on other SASD programs.

Updated sharing forms for the 2024-25 school year will be posted in August. Please check back!

    How do I apply for Foodshare benefits?

    All children in households receiving benefits from the Wisconsin Foodshare program are eligible to receive free meals. If you apply for Foodshare through Sheboygan County, you may automatically receive free meals from the Sheboygan Area School District. To see if your records are up to date with Sheboygan County, please click on the link below:

    Free and Reduced Meal is a benefit available for qualifying families. It guarantees that your child is able to receive free breakfast and lunch meals at school at no cost to you. Many students qualify for free and reduced meals but not taking advantage of it.

    For the 2023-24 school year, all students will receive breakfast and lunch at no charge because the Sheboygan Area School District qualifies for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program.

    This government-sponsored program is completely confidential. The software used for processing applications and counting daily student meals is private and confidential; as children receive their breakfast or lunch through the school lunch line, there is no way any other person can know the financial situation of your child.

    • Letters are mailed at the end of July to all applicants who were pre-approved by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for free meals. School age student(s) listed on the letter are not required to have an application on file. If a student's name(s) from your household is missing on the letter, please call Dawn at 459-3568; per DPI we can automatically approve your child for free meals because the approval is based on the entire household.
    • Parents will receive a letter indicating approval for free or reduced lunch status. All letters sent from this office notifying your household of free and reduced status should be kept. Please do not throw the letter away. These letters can be used as proof of eligibility for discounts on other programs/testing offered within the Sheboygan Area School District and Recreation Department.
    • Additionally, if your household's total income is below certain amounts, your child can eat free. You must fill out an application.
    • On paper: Pick up an application at any school office or download a paper application at the appropriate web link above..
    • Online: Click on the link above to apply online.
    • If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Dawn Schutte at the School Nutrition Office 920-459-3568.
    • Adriana Uribe at 920-459-3698 for Spanish
    • Katherine Yang at 920-803-7770 for Hmong

    Reduced Price Meal Costs Eliminated

    The School Nutrition Program eliminated costs to families for reduced prices meals. This means that if you qualify for “reduced-price meals” your child will be able to receive a meal completely for free at no extra charge to you. Previously there was a small price of $0.30 to $0.40 per breakfast/lunch meal. That cost will no longer apply.

    SASD Meal Account Policy

    SASD Board Policy 8520

    Learn more about school meals offered by the Sheboygan Area School District!

    School Meals