Free & Reduced-Price School Meals

  • Children need healthy meals to learn. Essex Westford School District offers healthy meals every school day.


    Application Now Online! 

    This year we have made Free & Reduced Price Lunch Applications available fully online!

    • Visit MySchoolApps (opens in a new window) to search for the EWSD lunch form, and fill it out electronically.
    • If you prefer to use a PDF and not use the app you may obtain a Free & Reduced Price Lunch application in PDF form from the Vermont Agency of Education. 
    • Note: You may also obtain a Free & Reduced Price Lunch Application from your school, and may receive copies in the fall handouts many EWSD schools prepare. 
      Accessibility Notice: PDF link goes to Vermont Agency of Education website. Should you experience any difficulty in accessing these documents, please don’t hesitate to contact the EWSD Webmaster at: We will work to provide information to you in an alternative format.

    Child Nutrition Office at 857-7333 for more information.

Who can get free & reduced price lunches?

  • In school year 2022-2023, all children will receive free breakfast and lunch regardless of their household income eligibility. It is still very important for families to submit the Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals to track our community’s Free and Reduced Percentage. Filling out and returning the application may help your family, the school, and the community at large, qualify for other financial assistance. P-EBT benefits to your household, grant funds for the school, and telecom reimbursements for the community are just a few examples of the benefits of having higher Free and Reduced.

    Read the complete link of FAQs and Instructions

FRPL Program Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines | For School Year 2018-2019