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This is the notification for Free/Reduced Meals on behalf of Cadillac Area Public Schools, Lake City Area Schools, Manton Consolidated Schools, Marion Public Schools, McBain Rural Agricultural Schools, Mesick Consolidated Schools, Pine River Area Schools, and Wexford Missaukee Intermediate School District. Families should contact their school, school district for application forms.

July 2019

Lansing – The Michigan Department of Education has announced the household income guidelines established by the United States Department of Agriculture for free and reduced-price meals and free milk through the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, Special Milk, and Child and Adult Care Food Program. The income guidelines are effective from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

Families should contact their school, school district, childcare center, or family day care home sponsor to find out whether it participates in these programs.

Schools, childcare centers, adult daycare centers, and family day care home sponsors will provide a form for applying for free or reduced-priced meals. Only one application is required per household. Most participating centers and all participating family child care homes provide meals to all enrolled participants without any separate charge.

Adults, children, or foster children who are recipients of various programs such as Michigan’s Family Independence Program, Food Assistance Program, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, or who are enrolled in Head Start, an At-Risk after school center, or an emergency shelter automatically qualify for free meals. Households with incomes less than or equal to the following guidelines qualify for free or reduced prices or free milk.

For more information please visit the Michigan Department of Education’s website at:

Michigan Department of Education – Eligibility Certification and Verification

Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines Link