Free and Reduced Meals

  • Woodridge School District 68 offers free and reduced-priced meals to those students whose family meets the income guidelines posted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). School meals meet the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) nutritional standards.

     

    To see if your student qualifies for free or reduced-price school meals, a parent or guardian can submit an application available on your child's online account, at each school office or on our district website. Please note, applications are not available before July 1st annually.

     

    Some families automatically qualify through "direct certification" to receive free meal benefits based on information provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Illinois State Board of Education. These families will be notified by the school district as they qualify during the school year. If a family currently receives food stamps (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits, and has not been notified by the school district that they have been "direct certified", an application may need to be completed.  Contact your School Office or the Food Services Office for more information.

     

    Additional resources:

    Families who are eligible for free and reduced meals may also be eligible for discounted internet access

    If your family needs assistance with food insecurity at home, please contact West Suburban Community Pantry


Application & Forms

  • Meal applications are accepted electronically by clicking and completing the form to the right.

     

    Families eligible for free meals through direct certification will receive an email notification from Woodridge School District 68.

     

    If you did not receive a direct certification notification email, applications for the current school year will be accepted. School year 2024-2025 meal applications will become available 7/1/2024.

     

    Paper applications may be dropped off at the District Office (7925 Janes Avenue) or at your student's school. Please write "Food Service Department" on your envelope.