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Free and Reduced Meals

Find out information about the free & reduced meal program

NOTE - For CEP schools whereby all students receive a breakfast and lunch at no cost, please go to this link.

The USDA allows families who fall within certain income guidelines to apply for free or reduced lunch prices through the federal lunch program.

Income guidelines are adjusted each year.

Families are encouraged to submit an application at the beginning of the year to see if they qualify for the program.

If your child attends one of the following schools you may apply for benefits online or by completing a paper application at your school:

  • Allen Elementary
  • Apison Elementary
  • Big Ridge Elementary
  • Central High School
  • Center for Creative Arts (CCA)
  • Chattanooga School for the Arts and Science (CSAS)
  • Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts (CSLA)
  • East Hamilton Middle / High School
  • Hixson High School
  • Hunter Middle School
  • Loftis Middle School
  • Lookout Mountain Elementary School
  • Lookout Valley Middle / High School
  • McConnell Elementary School
  • Middle Valley Elementary School
  • Nolan Elementary School
  • Normal Park School
  • North Hamilton County Elementary School
  • Ooltewah Elementary School
  • Ooltewah High School
  • Ooltewah Middle School
  • Sale Creek Middle / High School
  • Sequoyah High School
  • Signal Mountain Middle / High School
  • Snow Hill Elementary School
  • Soddy Daisy High School
  • Soddy Daisy Middle School
  • STEM School
  • Thrasher Elementary School
  • Wallace A. Smith Elementary School
  • Westview Elementary School


Read the Letter to Household before applying.

Lea La Carta a Casas antes de aplicar.


Click here to apply for benefits now.


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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; 

(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)        email:


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