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Free and Reduced Meals

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PLEASE NOTE:  2023-24 Free and Reduced applications will be available after August 1, 2023. We encourage families to complete and submit an application for free and reduced price meals to see if you might qualify. See information about meal charges on the menus and nutrition homepage.   A new application must be completed each school year.  Online applications are available through the SchoolCafe portal and is the most efficient way to submit an application.  Applications are also available in a variety of languages (please see the link to this web site in the box to the right - English, Spanish and USDA Translated Applications).

This could qualify you for other benefits and services within the Park Hill School District.
Local education officials have adopted the following family-size gross income criteria for determining eligibility:  

Household Size

Maximum Household Income (eligible for free meals)

Maximum Household Income (eligible for reduced-price meals)










$1,580 $365 $26,973 $2,248   $519



 $2,137 $493 $36,482 $3,041   $702


$32,318  $2,694 $622 $45,991 $3,833   $885


$39,000  $3,250 $750 $55,500 $4,625  $1,068


$45,682  $3,807 $879 $65,009 $5,418  $1,251


$52,364  $4,364 $1,007 $74,518 $6,210  $1,434


$59,046  $4,921 $1,136 $84,027 $7,003  $1,616


$65,728  $5,478 $1,264 $93,536 $7,795  $1,799

Each additional member



+ 557

+ 129


+ 793


Children from families whose current gross income is at or below those shown are eligible for free or reduced price meals. Applications are available at the school office.
To apply, fill out a Free and Reduced Price School Meals Family Application and return it to the school, or complete an application online through The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility. Applications may be submitted any time during the school year.
A complete application is required as a condition of eligibility. A complete application includes:

  1. gross household income from all sources or Food Stamp/Temporary Assistance case number,
  2. names of all household members, and
  3. the signature and last four digits of social security number or indication of no social security number of adult household member signing the application.

 School officials may verify current income at any time during the school year.
Foster children may be eligible regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside. 

If a family member becomes unemployed or if family size changes, the family should contact the school to file a new application. Such changes may make the children of the family eligible for these benefits.

Households will be notified of their children's eligibility status for free or reduced price meals.  If any children were not listed on the eligibility notice for families receiving SNAP, TANF, or FDPIR, the household should contact the school to have free meal benefits extended to that child(ren).
Under the provisions of the policy, the Park Hill Nutrition Services department staff will review the applications and determine eligibility. If a parent is dissatisfied with the ruling of the determining official, he or she may wish to discuss the decision with the hearing official on an informal basis or he/she may make a request either orally or in writing to the Director of Nutrition Services, whose address is Park Hill Support Services Center, 9501 N Seymour Ave, Kansas City, MO 64153. Hearing procedures are outlined in the policy. A complete copy of the policy is on file in each school and in the central office where any interested party may review it.

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, disability, age, 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 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 (566) 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:  This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  

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When registering for a SchoolCafe account, parents will need their student’s ID (“S”) number (5-digit number), minus the “S”.  This number can be found on Infinite Campus or by calling the Nutrition Services office at 816-359-4090.