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Free and Reduced Lunches

Please see the below flyer and parent letter sent in November 2021 informing families (of last year’s free/reduced meals students) of their possible eligibility for P-EBT
All students who qualify for reduced price meals are entitled to a free breakfast each morning.
Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." Applications are accepted at any time during the school year. The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office. 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 free or reduced for a school year, the next school year, their eligibility will carry over for the first 30 days of school. If you do not re-apply, your child will revert to full paid status and you will be responsible for all of the charges incurred on their account until an application is submitted and approved.
Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced 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. An application is not needed, yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.

Click below for the 2021-2022 Household Application for Free and Reduced Priced School Meals
Please hand deliver, email or mail applications to:

Dover School District, SAU Office
Attn: Lucinda Shattuck
McConnell Center
61 Locust Street, Suite 409
Dover, NH 03820-3753
For assistance, please call Ms. Shattuck at 603.516.6708 or email l.shattuck@dover.k12.nh.us