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Free/Reduced Lunch Information

  The Odessa R-VII School District serves meals under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program, which includes a free and reduced-price program for those families that are eligible.  The program excludes items that are sold on a strictly a la carte basis.  Reduced price meals are $.40 for lunch and $.25 for breakfast.  


Your student(s) may qualify for Free and Reduced meals if your family:

  • Is receiving Food Stamps
  • Is receiving Aid for Dependent Children
  • Meets the income guideline requirements per number of family members as listed in the financial data within the Free/Reduced Letter and Application.  When filling out the application, it is necessary to fill out all required fields within the application.  Failing to do so will result in the denial of the Free/Reduced meal benefits.

The identity of students who receive free or reduced meal benefits is kept confidential.  All students are treated equally regardless of their ability to pay.  In the operation of the school breakfast and lunch programs, no child will be discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, age or handicap.

Please use these instructions to help fill out the application for free & reduced price school meals. 

  • The form will walk you through the process and collect all information required.

  • You only need to submit one application per household.

  • You are not required to fill out the application.

  • The application must be filled out completely to certify your children for free or reduced-price meals. Click Here for the Online Application

If at any time you are not sure what to do next, please contact Jenny Wilson at 816-633-5316. 
If your question is related to the ONLINE application, please contact Tammy Kleoppel at 816-633-5533.

If you were on the Free/Reduced program during the previous school year and have not submitted a new form for the 2021-2022 school year, please do so as quickly as possible. There is a 30-day grace period for the beginning of the current school year if you were on the free/reduced program during the last school year.  This 30-day grace period ends on October 7, 2021.  After lunch is served on this date, all students that were on the free/reduced program during the last school year that have not submitted a new form for the 2021-2022 school year will have their status changed to full pay.