Free & Reduced Price Meal Benefits

  • Any student enrolled in a School District of Manatee County public school may apply for free and reduced price meal benefits by visiting School Menus.

     

    • Breakfast is FREE for all students at all schools.
    • Families must apply every year for Meal Benefits.
    • Only one household application needs to be completed per family, including foster children.
    • Foster children are categorically eligible for free meals. They should be part of the household application.
    • Applications can be submitted at any time during the school year.
    • Visit School Menus to apply online via SchoolCafé.
    • Blank paper applications in English and Spanish are also available at the main office of each school.
    • After an application is processed, Food and Nutrition Services will mail a letter notifying the parent/guardian of the student’s lunch status.
    • If your child attends one of the following Community Eligibility Program (CEP) schools, they automatically receive FREE breakfast and lunch every day, so an application is not required.
      • Abel Elementary
      • Ballard Elementary
      • Bashaw Elementary
      • Bayshore Elementary
      • Bayshore High
      • Blackburn Elementary
      • Daughtrey Elementary
      • Horizons Academy
      • Just for Girls Academy
      • Kinnan Elementary
      • Lee Middle
      • Lincoln Memorial Middle
      • Manatee Elementary
      • Manatee School for the Arts and Science
      • Moody Elementary
      • Myakka Elementary
      • Oasis Middle
      • Oneco Elementary
      • Palm View K-8
      • Palmetto Elementary
      • Prine Elementary
      • Rogers Garden Elementary
      • Samoset Elementary
      • Sea Breeze Elementary
      • Southeast High
      • Sugg Middle
      • Tillman Elementary
      • Visible Men Academy (VMA)
  • Questions? (941)739-5700