Free and Reduced Lunch

The FHSD takes part in the Free & Reduced lunch program offered by the state.  Application forms are sent out at the beginning of each school year that must be completed for each eligible family. If you have previously been on the meal program, you are still required to complete the application. 

Please read and follow the instructions on the front and the back of the application.  Failure to follow these instructions may delay your eligibility or may cause your application to be rejected.  

All Free and Reduced Meal applications must be returned to the Food Service Office:

Cecilia Rekosh
4520 Central School Road
Saint Charles, MO 63304

To receive free or reduced price meals for your child(ren), please refer to the Eligibility Income Chart listed below.

Maximum Household Income Eligible for Free Meals:
Household Size Annually Monthly Weekly
1 $14,937 $1,245 $288
2 $20,163 $1,681 $388
3 $25,389 $2,116 $489
4 $30,615 $2,552 $589
5 $35,841 $2,987 $690
6 $41,067 $3,423 $790
7 $46,293 $3,858 $891
8 $51,519 $4,294 $991
Each additional member +5,226 +$463 +$101


Maximum Household Income Eligible for Reduced Price Meals:
Household Size Annually Monthly Weekly
1 $21,257 $1,772 $409
2 $28,694 $2,392 $552
3 $36,131 $3,011 $695
4 $43,568 $3,631 $838
5 $51,005 $4,251 $981
6 $58,442 $4,871 $1,124
7 $65,879 $5,490 $1,267
8 $73,316 $6,110 $1,410
Each additional member +$7,437 +$620 +$144

Family/Household means a group of people who may or may not be related and who do not live in an institution or a boarding house, but who are living as one economic group. Students who are temporarily away at school should be counted as members of the family; however, students who are full-time residents of an institution are considered a family of one.

Income means income before deductions for income taxes, employee's social security taxes, insurance premiums, charitable contributions, bonds, etc. It includes the following:

1. Monetary compensation for services, including wages, salary, commissions, or fees;
2. Net income from non-farm self-employment;
3. New income from farm self-employment'
4. Social security;
5. Dividends or interest on savings or bonds or income from estates or trusts;
6. Net rental income;
7. Public assistance or welfare payments;
8. Unemployment compensation;
9. Government civilian employee or military retirement, or pensions, or veterans payments;
Private pensions or annuities;
11. Alimony or child support payments;
12. Regular contributions from persons not living in the household;
13. Net royalties; and
14. Other cash income. Other cash income would include cash amounts received or withdrawn from any source including savings, investments, trust accounts, and other resources which would be available to pay the price of a child's meal.