School Meals Benefit Information & Application

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many households have suffered a loss of income or financial hardship. Federal relief benefits might become available and could be related to the free/reduced-price school meal status of your child.

 We invite you to complete a standard application for school meal benefits if you have not already done so for the upcoming school year, and if you believe your child may now qualify for free or reduced price meals.

 Students at Ravenswood High School and Ripley High School will be charged for lunches during the upcoming school year. No cost will be charged for students’ breakfast as the Jackson County Board of Education has agreed to cover the cost of Breakfasts for all high school students.

 In addition, other federal relief benefits might become available this summer that could be related to the free or reduced-price meal status of each student. If you believe this is applicable to your situation – please apply by July 31, 2022.

 To complete a school meals benefit application, please visit or contact our county child nutrition office at 304-372-7300.