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Free and Reduced Price Meals

Children need healthy meals to learn. The School District of South Milwaukee offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.50 for Elementary School, $1.60 for Middle School, and $1.70 for High School; lunch costs $2.75 at the Elementary Schools, and $3.10 at the Middle and High Schools. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is FREE for breakfast and $.40 for lunch. 

Eligibility for Free & Reduced Priced Meals must be reviewed and renewed at the beginning of each new school year.  If you do not receive a Notification Letter of Direct Certification within the first 2 weeks of August, you should complete an application for Free & Reduced Priced Meals. If you receive a Notification Letter of Direct Certification in August, it is NOT necessary to complete an application.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have other questions or need help, call 414-766-5023

Online Application


The online application is also available in Albanian, Arabic, & Spanish.  Look for the language choices at the top of the page.

Paper Application


Please open link above, print, complete, and return to Nutrition Services or any school office. It can also be faxed to 414-766-5178.  For help, please see 2023-2024 Free & Reduced Meals Application INSTRUCTIONS or contact Donna Mildebrandt at or 414-766-5023.

Federal Eligibility Income Chart For School Year 2022-2023

Household Size  Yearly ($) Monthly ($) Weekly ($)
1 26,973 2,248 519
2 36,482 3,041 702
3 45,991 3,883 885
4 55,500 4,279 1,068
5 65,009 4,625 1,251
6 74,518 5,418 1,434
7 84,027 6,210 1,616
8 9,536 7,795 1,799
Each additional person:  9,509 793 183