The 2022-2023 free and reduced-price meal applications will be available for families to complete on August 1, 2022! The meal application can be completed on any device with Internet access. Instructions for completing the online meal application are emailed to all households, with the exception of those that received a Direct Certification letter, one to two weeks prior to the start of the school year.* 

    Please read the directions carefully; applications must be completed in their entirety. Applications are processed within 10 days of receipt by the Nutrition Services Department. Approval (will note free or reduced status) and denial letters are emailed to the address on file.

    Students that are approved for free meal benefits will receive school lunch and/or breakfast at no charge. Students that are approved for reduced price meal benefits will be charged $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch. Posted prices for a la carte items will still apply to students that qualify for free and reduced-price meals.

    Families should complete meal applications regardless of any updated costs for meal programs as the status of the application has benefits beyond the meal program, such as free or reduced school fees.

    For assistance in completing the meal application, please contact the Nutrition Services Department at (847) 859-8130.

    If you know someone that does not have access to a device with the Internet, click here for a list of locations within the community where the online application can be completed.


    Who should complete a meal application?

    Free and reduced-price meals are available to students unable to pay the full meal price according to criteria based on household size and income. Household is defined as all those persons living under the same roof and functioning as one economic unit. All D65 families who think they might be eligible are encouraged to apply.

    Free and reduced-price meal benefits are only valid for the school year listed on the top of the application; all families must complete a new application each school year. 

    *If any member of the household is receiving SNAP benefits (Food Stamps) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) they should receive a Direct Certification letter for free meal benefits before the start of the school year. Please note, Medicaid (in some income-eligible instances), will not receive a Direct Certification letter for free meal benefits. If any member of the household is receiving Medicaid, please complete the meal application.