• Applying for free or reduced-price meals

    • Families should consider applying for free and reduced-price meals to see if they can get school meals for their students at discounted meal prices.  
    • For every student who turns in the free and reduced lunch application and qualifies, the school receives federal funds that benefit the students and teachers at the school. These funds provide additional teachers and staff for the school, which means more services for students, including materials and supplies. These are valuable resources that teachers can use to improve student achievement.
    • An easy-to-complete single application for the family can be completed here. Paper applications will always be made available throughout ALL Wake County Public Schools, Crossroads, and at Central Office, or you can call 919-588-3535 or 919-856-2920 to have one mailed to you.
    • Students can receive school meal benefits regardless of the immigration status of household members, and information provided by the household will not be used for immigration-related purposes.


    To apply for free or reduced-price meals, you can do so online by visiting www.MySchoolApps.com


    Online Application


    Meal Benefits Expiration Date

    Prior year meal benefits will ​carry over up to 30 school days in the new school year based on your student's school calendar. ​Families must reapply every school year if they are interested in receiving meal benefits. New school year applications will be available on July 1.

    • Year-round track 1 and 2: August 16, 2024
    • Modified: September 3, 2024
    • Year-round track 3 and 4: September 9, 2024
    • STEM Early College: September 16, 2024
    • Knightdale High, North Wake College and Career Academy, Vernon Malone College and Career Academy, Wake Early College of Health and Science, Wake Early College of Information and Biotechnologies, Leadership Academies: September 18, 2024
    • Traditional: October 10, 2024

    Questions about applying for free and reduced meals:

    • (919) 856-2920 (English)
    • (919) 588-3535 (English and Spanish)
    • cnsmealbenefits@wcpss.net
    • Free and Reduced-Price Benefits Office fax number: (919) 856-3704