Apply for Free & Reduced Price Meals

  • School Meal Applications

    2023-24 School Year


    We are excited to now offer online Free and Reduced-price Meal applications through PaySchools Central for families that believe they may qualify.  If you do not want to fill out the application online, you can fill out the paper Free and Reduced-price Meal Application and return to the Food Service & Child Nutrition Department. The forms can also be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office and they forward to our office. You will be notified by email of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with breakfast/lunch or money.   

    Also new this year, the Ohio Budget Bill authorizes reduced price meal reimbursements. This means that if you qualify for reduced-price meals, you pay $0.00 for breakfast and lunch.  

    To apply online, visit QuickApps 

    Follow the easy to use, step-by-step screens to enter student and household information. QuikApps How-To-Guide

    Please see the USDA website for translated Free and Reduced Price Applications.

    Important Notice Regarding Fee Waiver – Medina City Schools will waive the Instructional Fees and Pay to Participate Fees for children who qualify for free meals.  In order to do so, school Food Service personnel must have parent consent to share application information with school officials.  Please indicate on Part 5 of the application if you would like this information to be shared.  You can also fill out this form.  If you do not answer this question or answer “no” to this question, your child will not be considered for a fee waiver.  Answering this question will not change whether your child(ren) will receive free school meals.

    Reminder, you must reapply every school year to see if you qualify for a meal benefit. To avoid disruption in your meal benefits from a previous school year, you must apply within the first 30 days of the new school year. You may apply at any point during the school year.  Please return the completed application to Angie Sellars, Medina City Schools, Food Service and Child Nutrition Department, 739 Weymouth Rd., Medina, OH 44256.  If you have any other questions or need help, please call (330) 636-4380.