The old brown bag lunch seems to have gone the way of the Dinosaurs. This is partially due to lazy parenting and partially due to the increased efforts by the schools to get kids to buy lunches which in turn make a profit for the district. ApplyforLunch.com provides a way for parents to submit an application for their childs school meal benefits online. The process is very easy and should be free of charge by your School District.
To begin the application process you will search by school zip code or state. The application process is expected to take anywhere between 15-30 minutes depending on the size of your household and the information you are required to enter. Most users can complete it in 10 minutes. The following browsers are recommended when using applyforlunch.com: Firefox 3.6+, Internet Explorer 7.x+, Opera 10+, Safari 4.x+ and Google Chrome. Other browsers might work but the site might not perform as well.
The Apply for Lunch program is associated with the National School Lunch Program which is a federally funded and offers assisted meal programs for public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. If you have any questions or concerns with the program please contact your school district directly for immediate assistance. Not all public schools are associated with this program.