The Colchester School District encourages families to complete an application for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals. This is a federal program that allows us to provide breakfast and lunch to as many families as possible. In 2019, the district started accepting online applications. This simplified process is not only easier to navigate, but it also allows the district to provide a faster and more efficient response.
This is a confidential process. If you think you might be eligible for free or reduced meals, we urge you visit the online application website to find out. You only need to submit one application per household, even if your children attend more than one school in the district.
The online application is now available in 7 languages: English, Spanish (Español), Arabic (العربية), French (Français), Filipino (Tagalog), Vietnamese (tiếng Việt) and Chinese (Mandarin (官話). The paper application is available in Nepali.
When you apply online, your application is processed faster and you will receive an immediate response regarding your family’s eligibility to receive free school meals!
We strongly encourage families to apply online, however, if you choose to fill out a paper application you can submit it using the following options:
If you have questions or need help completing the application, please call Cathy at (802) 264-5985.
3SquaresVT helps low-income individuals and families buy food. It can also help you stretch your food budget so that you can put three healthy meals on your table every day. If you qualify for 3SquaresVT, your children are eligible for free meals at school.
For more information call 1-800-479-6151 or visit the 3SquaresVT website https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/3SquaresVT.