Students who were approved last year will have the first 30 days of school in which to reapply for this school year. Any student who does not reapply will lose their status and go back to full pay in September and will be responsible for all charges. You may fill our a paper copy and send it to the cafeteria or go online to the school website under the cafeteria heading and use the link to the free and reduced form to apply. Students must give the paper applications to the cafeteria employees. Teachers and staff are not responsible for the application reaching the cafeteria.
School Nutrition Program
The Gwinnett County School Nutrition Program has 1,400 Food Service Professionals providing meal service in 132 schools. In SY17 the School Nutrition Programs served on average 177,449 meals per day. In SY17 there were 20,911,184 lunches and 10,686,866 breakfasts served!
Federal subsidies allow for meals to be offered free and at a reduced price to qualifying students as well as at a reasonable price for paying students.
Student Meal Prices:
Breakfast - $1.50/$0.30 Reduced Breakfast
Lunch - $2.50/$0.40 Reduced Lunch
Ala Carte Prices:
Entree' - $2.25
Side Items - $0.40
Extra Milk - $0.40
Dasani 16oz Water - $0.75
Silk Soy Milk - $0.75
Free and Reduced Lunch Information
GCPS offers both printed and online options for completion. Please remember a new application must be submitted each school year since the previous year's application will not work. Each new school year brings thousands of applications for the Free and Reduced Price Meal program. Due to the number of applications received an online application turnaround time is faster.
Free and Reduced Lunch Online Application (available in English and Spanish)
Please click on the newsletter banners below to read the most recent (and archived) editions from the Gwinnett School Nutrition Program.
(English and Spanish versions available.)