Free & Reduced Price Meals

All students at the following schools 

  • Barker Creek Community School
  • Clear Creek Elementary
  • Cottonwood Elementary
  • Esquire Hills Elementary
  • Fairview Middle School
  • PineCrest Elementary
  • Woodlands Elementary

You can apply for the Free or Reduced Price Meal Program at any time during the school year, no matter which school your child attends. The federal government sets eligibility guidelines based on household income and size.

Reduced price lunches for grade K–12  are free. Reduced price breakfasts for grades K–12 are free.

Read our Welcome Letter.pdf for information about the Free & Reduced Price Meal Program, our Meal Charging Policy, and your child's School Child Nutrition Account.

Step 1: Find Out Who May Qualify

Find out if you could qualify and get answers to frequently asked questions:

Step 2: Gather Required Information

When you fill out your application, you’ll need to provide:

  • Names and incomes of every member of your household
  • School, grade and birth date of every student in your household
  • Signature and date (electronic signature for online application)
  • Last four digits of your social security number (only exception is for foster children)
  • Email address or phone number 

Step 3: Apply

To apply online, visit the LINQ Connect Application website. When you complete your application, you’ll get an email letting you know that the system has sent us your application. 

If you’d prefer to apply offline, you can download an application (pdf) or pick up a copy at your school office. Return printed applications at a school during meal pickup, or you can return it to the Child Nutrition Office at 9104 Dickey Rd NW, Silverdale.

You only need to apply once per household.

If you qualify for free- or reduced-price meals, we’ll send you an automated phone message. If your application is denied, we will email or mail you a notification letter. 

If you have any questions about the process, please call our Child Nutrition department at 360-662-1090.

Step 4: Re-apply Each School Year

You will need to reapply each year. If we don’t receive a new application within the first 30 schools days, we will charge your child’s food account the full cost of a meal served.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Notification

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at  800-877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form(link is external), from any USDA office, by calling 866-632-9992 or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. Mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture 
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

  2. Fax:833-256-1665 or 202-690-7442; or

  3. Email: USDA Program Intake(link is external)

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.