Free and Reduced Price School Meal Program

FREE BREAKFAST & LUNCH For All Students – 2021-22

The USDA has approved all schools to provide ALL STUDENTS, regardless of income, with a free breakfast and lunch ‘meal deal’ for the entire 2021-22 school year!

Should I still apply for the Free/Reduced Meal Program this year? YES!

Families that normally qualify for the program should definitely apply this year to take advantage of other benefits the program offers. Benefits from completing applications stretch far beyond the cafeteria and impact students in the classroom and at home.

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 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 19, 2021, for the 2021-22 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

Apply online through

  1. Go to, Free Reduced Lunch Application
    MyMealTime - Meal Assistance Logo
  2. If you already have a MyMealtime account, log-in and click on Free & Reduced Applications.
  3. If you do not have a MyMealtime account, you will need to create one by clicking on ‘Create New Profile.’
  4. Complete the application as directed.

Alternate Paper Application

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Dlugosz, Cafeteria Manager, 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, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email:

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