Child Nutrition Department
Free/Reduced Meals Information
Orange County Schools participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). NSLP is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946. If you have questions about the Free/Reduced Meals program in Orange County Schools, contact the Child Nutrition office at (919) 245-4002.
Does My Child Qualify?
Children in households getting Food Stamps or TANF and most foster children can get free meals regardless of your income. Also, your children can get free meals if your household income is within the free limits on the Federal Income Guidelines.
Now you can apply on-line for your child(ren) to receive free or reduced price school meals. Your application will be sent from a secure web site directly to us, so you don’t need to worry about filling out a paper form that could be lost or misplaced.