Free & Reduced Meal Applications

Hickory Public Schools will be participating in a district-wide Community Eligibility Program (CEP) pilot program during the 2023-2024 school year.  The  HPS school nutrition program will be providing FREE breakfast and lunch to all students.  A la carte items will be available for purchase.  Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application.


 A complete breakfast meal consists of (1) Entree, (1) milk, (2) servings fruit/100% fruit juice.  A complete lunch meal consists of (1) Entree with Bread/Grain, (1) milk, (2) servings of fruit, & (2) servings of vegetables.  Students are required to select a fruit or vegetable for the school meal to be complete.  Any meal selected without a fruit or vegetable will be charged to the student account at a la carte prices. 

Households needing additional assistance from other programs can complete the Head of Household Application for Need Based Assistance letter to turn in as requested.

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