Meal Options for Everyone


The National School Lunch ProgramĀ (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.

Apply here with the online Free and Reduced Lunch application

2023-24 Free and Reduced Lunch Application

If you prefer to fill out the paper Free and Reduced application, please contact the JCSD Nutrition Services office at 515-278-0470.

To help answer your questions

JCSD Parent FAQs on Free and Reduced Meals

Public Notices Concerning Free and Reduced Price Meals in the Johnston Community School District

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement