Free and Reduced-Price Meals
Your children may qualify for Free or Reduced-Price meals. If your family believes that they might qualify, please complete a Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application. Your child's application is only valid for one school year and the first few days of the start of the next school year. Thus, applications must be completed every year. Submitting an application early helps to prevent accruing negative balances that you are responsible for.
Each family will only need to complete one application. The information that is received on the application will be used to determine your child's eligibility for Free or Reduced-Price meals. All information submitted is confidential. Please make sure that the application is completed with all required information.
Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits regardless of the household's income. Households with foster and non-foster children may choose to include the foster child as a household member on the same household application that includes their non-foster children.
Paper applications are available in each school building and the district Food Services Department located at 3805 Marlane Drive, Grove City, Ohio 43123. You can also complete an application online through Infinite Campus at https://portal.swcsd.us/campus/portal/parents/southwestern.jsp
If you need assistance with the online application, please contact the Food Services Department at 614-801-3104.
More incentives to Apply
During summer 2023, the State of Ohio released its new two year budget bill which included the provision for the state to cover the cost of reduced-price breakfast and lunch for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.
Those families that qualify for reduced-price breakfast and lunch will receive these meals at no cost this year; however, a new application must be completed in order to be eligible to qualify.
The District strongly encourages families to complete the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application to determine if your household qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch - even if you think you do not qualify.