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2024-2025 Meal Benefits Information

2024-2025 Meal Benefits Information

For the 2024-2025 school year, all students attending certain TCSS schools are eligible to receive school breakfast and lunch each school day, at no charge to families. This is made possible through the Community Eligibility Provision, which is a federal program that provides no-charge meals to students in schools that meet certain economic requirements. All students at these schools will receive meals at no charge, but this does not apply to faculty, staff, or visitors.

If your student attends one of the schools listed below, you should not complete a Meal Benefits Application for your student. Students attending these schools will automatically receive school breakfast and lunch at no charge. 

Big Sandy Elementary School

Brookwood Elementary School

Brookwood High School

Brookwood Middle School

Buhl Elementary School

Collins-Riverside Intermediate School

Cottondale Elementary School

Crestmont Elementary School

Davis-Emerson Middle School

Duncanville Middle School

Echols Middle School

Englewood Elementary School

Flatwoods Elementary School

Faucett-Vestavia Elementary School

Hillcrest High School

Hillcrest Middle School

Holt Elementary School

Holt High School

Lake View Elementary School

Lloyd Wood Education Center

Matthews Elementary School

Maxwell Elementary School

Myrtlewood Elementary School

Northside Middle School

Sipsey Valley High School

Sipsey Valley Middle School

Taylorville Primary School

Tuscaloosa County High School

Vance Elementary School

Westwood Elementary School

If you have a student attending a TCSS school not listed here, you should complete the Meal Benefits Application. Even if you don't think your student will qualify, we encourage all families to complete the application, because your student(s) may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. The reduced price for breakfast is $0.30, and the reduced price for lunch is $0.40.

Only one application should be completed per household.

A new meal benefits form must be completed for the 2024-2025 school year. If you completed a meal benefits form for the 2023-2024 school year, it expired as of July 1, 2024.

The online application is the preferred method, but you may request a paper application from your student's school.

Visit the TCSS Child Nutrition Department page for more information on Meal Benefits, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions.