Turn in Applications to:

All Free & Reduced Applications should be mailed or forwarded to:

Walpole School Nutrition

415 Elm St.

Walpole, MA 02081

Attn: David Heidkamp

Meal Applications

PLEASE NOTE: 2019/20 Free & Reduced Application is now available to print and complete. See links to the left.

New this year! You have the option to complete your Free and Reduced Meals Application on-line.  To complete just click on the on-line application Icon on the left and follow the directions.

Your child may be eligible to receive Free or Reduced price breakfast and lunch meals through the School Nutrition Program. To determine if your child qualifies you will need to complete a Free & Reduced Application for the current school year (2019/20) and submit to the School Nutrition Office, 415 Elm St., Walpole, MA 02081. 

This application is available to print from the the link below or directly from our menus page and will also be sent home with each student during the first week of school.

You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or make a payment.  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.

If you need an application in another language, you may call David Heidkamp at 774-315-5642 or download one from https://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/translated-applications

PLEASE NOTE:  You must complete a new application each school year, before the expiration date of 30 days from the 1st day of school.

Click on the FAQs for Parents link on this page for more detailed information or call David Heidkamp at 774-315-5642.

What is Direct Certification?

Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services identifies students who receive MA SNAP, MA TAFDC, Medicaid or is a foster child as being Direct Certified. If you are notified that your child(ren) is/are on the Direct Certification list, they are basically pre-approved for free meals and you DO NOT NEED to complete and send in an application.

How Do I Know if my child(ren) is Direct Certified?

Direct Certification letters are emailed or mailed to homes of pre-approved students.

If one student is Direct Certified, in a household are the remaining students also direct certified?