Free and Reduced-Priced Meals
Your children may qualify for free or reduced-priced meals. If your family believes that they might qualify, please complete an income eligibility application. Your child's application is only good for one school year and the first few days of the start of the next school year. Thus, applications must be completed every year. Submitting an application early helps to prevent accruing negative balances that you are responsible for.
Each family will only need to complete one application. The information that is received on the application will be used to determine your child's eligibility for free or reduced-price meals. All information submitted is confidential. Please make sure that the application is completed with all required information.
Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits regardless of the household's income. Households with foster and non-foster children may choose to include the foster child as a household member on the same household application that includes their non-foster children.
Paper applications are available in each school building, the enrollment center, and the district Food Service Department located at 3805 Marlane Drive, Grove City, Ohio 43123. You can also complete an application online through Infinite Campus at https://portal.swcsd.us/campus/portal/parents/southwestern.jsp
If you need assistance with the online application, please contact the Food Service Department at 614-801-3104.
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