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Free and Reduced Price Lunch Forms

Your children may qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. To apply, complete the application below following the instructions. A new application must be submitted each year. At public schools, your application also helps the school qualify for education funds and discounts.

State funds help to pay for reduced-price school meals, so all students who are approved for either free or reduced-price school meals will receive school meals at no charge. State funds also help to pay for breakfasts for kindergarten students, so all participating kindergarten students will receive breakfasts at no charge.

Students attending schools that participate in the Community Eligibility Provision, Provision 2 or Provision 3 will receive school meals at no charge without an application. However, at public schools, a completed application is still needed to help the school qualify for education funds and discounts.

Please return your completed Application for Educational Benefits to:

Food & Nutrition Department
301 3rd St. NW
Austin, MN 55912
Free and Reduced Price Lunch Application

Free and Reduced Price Lunch Application - Spanish

Special Diet Forms

To accommodate special diets, our offices require specific documentation. Please see the following documents:

Special Diet Request Form

Lactose Statement for Students Requiring Lactose-Free Milk


If your student has a food allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, fish or shellfish, please fill out the following forms:

Austin Public Schools Food Allergy Assessment Form

APS Food Allergy Assessment Form - Spanish


If your student has medically documented celiac disease or gluten intolerance and we have received the above Special Diet Statement for your child, your child is able to eat from our verified gluten free menu. Our Gluten-Free Menu is a one week cycle menu that offers gluten-free options.

Gluten-Free Menu

Please contact APS Dietitian Tanner Lange to arrange this for your child.

Phone: 507-460-1921
Email: tanner.lange@austin.k12.mn.us