"We are so excited about implementing this new technology for our students," Tina Wilson, Child Nutrition Director for I-SS explained. "We believe this online process will allow for applications to be processed quicker and with less error so that the students that are approved will be able to enjoy their free or reduced-price meals sooner."
Iredell-Statesville Schools' current free and reduced school meal percentage is 44.98%. Other districts that have implemented the online application have witnessed their percentage increase by more than 10%.
"Our hope is that students who need these services will be able to receive them. This online application is just removing another barrier," Wilson added.
The online application can be accessed at www.LunchApplication.com
. Simply go to the website and click "Apply Now." The application has been designed to make it easy for parents/guardians to know exactly what information they need to provide and to guide them through the process. You must click "Submit" and then click "Finish" for the application to be processed.
Once their application has been submitted, they will receive a confirmation email. The district office will determine their eligibility, and will mail them a letter with the results.