Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Free or Reduced-Priced Meals for Furloughed Government Employees

If you or someone in your household is a furloughed government employee, you may be eligible for free or reduced-priced lunches during this challenging time. Please submit the application on this page.

When asked to provide annual income, enter your current income during the shutdown. If you do not meet the USDA threshold, and need assistance with school lunches, contact our offices or your school administrator. For more information, please call the Food Service department at 425-408-7657.

We’ve received inquiries from some community members who want to help. Financial donations can be made to the District by mail or in person. Donors should indicate the intent of their contribution on the check or in a note.

Northshore School District
Business Services
3330 Monte Villa Parkway
Bothell, WA 98021

Donations may also be made to the Northshore Schools Foundation’s Basic Needs Aid program. Your gift would provide temporary financial relief for a family in crisis. 

Must re-apply every year

Parents whose income falls within specified guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture should apply for free or reduced-price meals for their students. All students who qualify for reduced-price meals can receive a breakfast at no charge. Students K-3 who qualify for reduced-priced meals also receive lunch at no charge.

If you qualify for Free or Reduced Meals you may also qualify for:

  • School fee waivers (a fee waiver form must be completed, available in August).
  • Other services such as health insurance. Contact your school nurse for more information.

Apply Online

The online application only takes a few minutes and is the fastest, easiest way to get approved.  Paper applications are available in all school offices and the district's Food Services office beginning in August.  Parents wishing to have a paper application mailed to them should contact the Food Services office at 425.408.7657.

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Betsy Black, Account Specialist
FAX 425-408-7645