How to Apply for Free or Reduced Price Meals

Free Reduced Price Meal Application (Online Version)
Free and Reduced Price Meal Application (Printable Version)
Please return printable version to:
Southfield Public Schools
24661 Lahser Road
Southfield, MI 48033
ATTN: Food Service

Who Can Get Free Meals?
Children in households getting Food Assistance Program, Family Independence Program, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, can get free meals regardless of your income, if we receive your child's name from the state or with a completed application. Also, your children can get free meals if your household income is within the free limits on the Federal Income Guidelines.

Who Can Get Reduced Price Meals?
Your children can get low-cost meals if your household income is within the reduced price limits on the Federal Income Guidelines.

We sell reduced-price lunches for 40 cents and breakfast for 30 cents. You must apply and be approved for benefits each school year to receive free or reduced-price meals. Returning Southfield Public School students have a grace period to re-apply. This grace period expires on October 9. Please note if no new approved application is on file, the child will be charged full price for meals after the grace period. Approval notices are mailed to the address on file for your child or emailed to the email address provided on the lunch application.

If a doctor has determined that your child has a disability, and the disability would prevent the child from eating the regular school meal, the school will make any substitutions prescribed by a doctor at no extra charge. For further information, call Rodel Endaluz at (248) 746-8683. The doctor's statement, including diet and/or substitutions, must be submitted to the Food Service Department.

Your children may qualify for free or reduced-price school meals if your household income falls within the limits on this chart:


      Household size Yearly Monthly Weekly
1 $23,606 $1,966 $454
2 $31,894 $2,658 $614
3 $40,182 $3,349 $773
4 $48, 470 $4,040 $933
5 $56,758 $4,730 $1,092
6 $65,046 $5,421 $1,251
7 $73,334 $6,112 $1,411
8 $81,622 $6,802 $1,570
Each additional person: $8,288 $691 $160

Sharing Free and Reduced Lunch Information with Other Programs

To save you time and effort, the information you give on your Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals may be shared with other programs for which your children may qualify. For those programs, we must have your permission to share your information. Completing a Sharing Free and Reduced Lunch Information with Other Programs Form will not change whether your children get free or reduced-price meals.  Please return the completed form to your child's high school counselor.