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.

All families must re-apply for free/reduced benefits each year, even if your student received them in the previous year.


  • Families do not need to apply ONLY if they are directly certified: those who receive Medicaid, TANF, SNAP, other program that made them directly certified for free/reduced lunch benefits. 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 15, 2023, for the 2023-24 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 Abbey Saurine ( 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

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