Free & Reduced Meal Application & Information
For the first time, families that have children attending a public school district can apply for free or reduced price school meals through the National School Lunch Program online using the Internet! This can be done using COMPASS. COMPASS allows Pennsylvanian's to apply for social service programs, such as Food Stamps (FS), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Energy Assistance, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), etc., online. Families can use COMPASS to apply for free or reduced price school meals only, or they can apply for other services at the same time (FS, TANF, etc.)
You can apply for free or reduced price school meals online by going to www.paschoolmeals.com
or you can continue to use the paper "Household Meal Benefit Application" if you prefer. if you apply for free or reduced price school meals through PA School Meals, you do not need to submit a paper application.