Meal Applications




Turn in Applications to:


For the most rapid processing of your Free & Reduced Meal Application please apply online here

Online Free & Reduced Meal Application

or print and complete a paper application

Free and Reduced Meal Application 2020-21

Please return to:

Garden Valley School District
Attn: Debbie Updike
PO Box 710
1053 Banks Lowman Rd.
Garden Valley, ID 83622


One application per household please

Meal Applications

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be printed and returned (completed) to the school office or you may apply online. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

20-21 Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals.pdf

Online Free & Reduced Meal Application


Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.

Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.