School Nutrition Services
Free and Reduced Meals

Even though students are being provided breakfast and lunch at "no charge" for the 2021-2022 school year, it is still important for famlies to complete a meal application. If your student qualifies for meal benefits they could be considered for discounted fees for applying to college, pay to play athletics, academic tests such as SAT, ACT, AP and discount internet access from some providers. Qualifying for free or reduced priced meals is a gateway for families to receive P-EBT benefits.

APPLY NOW! The meal application is a family application. Only one application needs to be completed for each household.

 
 
HAGA CLIC AQUÍ para la versión en español de la solicitud de almuerzo gratis o reducido.
 
Or, you may download a 2021-2022 Meal Application packet here:



Or, you may also obtain a paper application from your child’s school.
 
If you are completing a paper application, please mail to:

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
ATTN: School Nutrition Services
P.O. Box 668847
Charlotte, NC 28266-8847.


*If you are in need of an application in another language, please click here to take you to the language preferred.

If a letter detailing the status of the meal application is not received within 10 working days after the application is submitted, call (980) 343-6041 to inquire about the status of your application.



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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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: How to File a Complaint, 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: program.intake@usda.gov.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Visit us on the web at www.ncpublicschools.org. All e-mail correspondence to and from this address is subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law, which may result in monitoring and disclosure to third parties, including law enforcement.


P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools website (www.cms.k12.nc.us) is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any website accessibility concerns may be brought via the following, Email the Web Accessibility Team at WebAccessibility or Call: 980.343.0115. In compliance with Federal Law, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities, may be referred to the District's Title IX Coordinator at titleixcoordinator or to the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education.