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Free and Reduced Price Meals

Meal benefit applications must be completed every year to receive free or reduced price meals. Apply today!!


Please see below for a paper copy of the Free and Reduced price meal application. Once applications are filled out, please turn them into your child’s school office, or mail to the following address


Dover School District, SAU Office

Attention: Amanda Noyes, Business Services Assistant

McConnell Center

61 Locust Street, Suite 409

Dover, NH 03820-3753                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

***NEW*** MealTime Apply Online
Apply now online for Free and Reduced Price Meal Benefits! This is a second option - a paper copy of the free and reduced price meal application will still be accepted.
Please select the button below for the direct link to MealTime Apply Online.
All students who qualify for reduced price meals are entitled to a free breakfast each morning. Completing an application takes less than 10 minutes and application information remains private and confidential.  Applications are accepted at any time during the school year. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

If your child was eligible for free or reduced meals at the end of the previous school year, their eligibility will carry over up to 30 operating days into the new school year.  If you do not re-apply, your child will revert to full paid status and you will be responsible for all charges incurred on their account until an application is submitted and approved.


Only complete one application per family. Information provided will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced price meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.


Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.

Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. Households must check the appropriate box to indicate the child’s status under Step 1 of the application. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.

Please contact Amanda Noyes at 603.516.6810 or email at [email protected] OR Patty Driscoll at 603.516.6241 or email at [email protected] with any questions regarding Free and Reduced meal applications.