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Free and Reduced Lunch Application

We are pleased to inform you that Penns Valley Area School District (PVASD) will continue to participate in the USDA Seamless Summer Option (SSO) in the 2021-2022 school year.  This program is available to schools and districts that are participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.  Under the USDA SSO program, all Penns Valley Area SD students are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch each school day.


Although no further action is required for your child(ren) to receive breakfast and lunch at no charge for the 2021-22 school year, PVASD is strongly encouraging families to fill out the Free/Reduced Meal Application.

Completion of the application for families who qualify is important for the following reasons:

  1. Additional benefits that you may qualify for once you are approved (i.e. P-EBT)
  2. Federal funding the District receives for educational programming based on the number of free and reduced students enrolled
  3. To ensure that your free and reduced status carries over for the first 30 days of the 2022-23 school year

Even if you previously qualified for Free/Reduced Meals, you still need to apply for the 2021-22 school year.  If your economic status has changed, please see the new eligibility guidelines to see if you qualify for Free/Reduced Meals this year.