Free & Reduced Price Lunch Program

Bishop Chatard participates in the National School Lunch Program which provides free or reduced-priced breakfast and lunch to those students who qualify. Any parent who believes a student may qualify for this program and other benefits it offers, such as textbook assistance, may apply.

Aug 1: Free & Reduced Lunch processing is currently experiencing some delays due to technical issues. Families may still apply. Please note that benefits are applied immediately after processing so there is still ample time. If you have applied and not recieved notification, we ask for your patience while we sort out these issues.


  • All families must re-apply for free/reduced benefits each year, even if your student received them in the previous year. Families need not apply ONLY if they are directly certified-those who receive medicaid, TANF, SNAP, etc. Qualified families will be notified by mail.
  • If your situation changes, applications can be made at any time throughout the school year.
  • Applications and participation are confidential. Students access this benefit when using their Meal Time account just like all other students.
  • Applications open on July 1, 2022, for the 2022-23 school year.

Textbook Assistance

If a student qualifies for free/reduced lunches, he/she automatically qualifies for textbook assistance.

College Fee Waivers

Those who qualify for free/reduced school meals are encouraged to contact BCHS College Counselor Pam Nixon ( for information about SAT/ACT test fee waivers and possible college application waivers.

To apply to the Free/Reduced School Meal Program

One: Read general Eligibilty Questions and Instructions

TWO: Apply online through

Incoming families can only apply for free/reduced lunch online & activate their mealtime account after their student is loaded in Powerschool and the student receives an ID #.
  1. Go to, Free Reduced Lunch Application MyMealTime - Meal Assistance Logo
  2. If you already have a MyMealtime account, use your username/password to login to the above link.
  3. If you do not have a MyMealtime account, you will need to create one by clicking on 'Create A Profile.'
  4. Meal Time - QuickStart Flyer MealTime: Detailed Instructions

Alternate Paper Application

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Dlugosz, Director of Food Services, at 317-251-1451, Ext. 2240 or

How to setup your MyMealTime Account

Summer Programs

The Summer Food Program for Children (SFSP) serves meals to children when the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program is not available. Yearly locations for the program are published in May/June.

Visit for details about the program

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442 (3) Email: