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

Walpole School Nutrition

415 Elm St.

Walpole, MA 02081

Attn: Venessa Mitsis

Meal Applications

PLEASE NOTE: 2021/22 Free & Reduced Application will be available to print and complete starting July 1st. See links to the left!

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.

Children need healthy meals to learn. Walpole School District is providing free meals to all students under the USDA’s Child Nutrition Programs (Seamless Summer Option or Summer Food Service Program). Children enrolled in the district (or in the community) are eligible for these free meals regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2022. Even though meals are free, it is recommended that school districts still collect applications and notify households of the results.

To determine if your child qualifies you will need to complete a Free & Reduced Application for the current school year (2021/22) 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 email or by mail of your child's status. 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 Venessa Mitsis at 774-315-5642 or download one from

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 Venessa Mitsis 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?




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