Free and Reduced Meal Information

The free and reduced-price meal program is available under the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program.

Parents & Families can now apply for meals online! Use the link below to apply for meal benefits 24/7 from the privacy of your home or anywhere there is an internet connection! Parents may also apply on-line at their child's school, the library or contact us at 864-397-1167 and we can assist you with applying.

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If a family’s financial situation changes at any time, an application may also be submitted during the school year. Beginning August 3, 2022, Applicants may check the eligibility of their application online by using the link above or going to www.schoollunchstatus.com and print the approval letter. Eligibility letters will only be mailed if a request is made to the Student Nutrition Services office.  Please call 864-397-1167or email theresaboggs@pickens.k12.sc.us

Only one completed application listing all family members is needed to determine the meal status for all students in the family. For school officials to determine eligibility the household must provide the following information on the application:

(1) A food stamp or TANF case number certifying the household is currently eligible for either of these assistance programs and an adult household member signature or (2) names of all household members, the name and social security number of the adult household member signing the application form, current income by source for each household member and a signature of an adult household member certifying that the information provided is correct.
  Click Here to view the 2022-2023 Income Guidelines provided by the USDA.

Foster children may also be eligible for these benefits regardless of household income. If a household has foster children living with them and wish to apply for such meals for them, they may do so by completing a separate application form.

View the Current Letter to Household and Sample Application - Click for English 
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In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1.    mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2.    fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3.    email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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