BWRSD School Meals Update - 9/27/22

Message from Ana C. Riley, Superintendent of Schools

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School Meals Update

The federal government is no longer providing free school meals for all students as they have for the past two years because of the pandemic. Meal benefit applications are once again important and necessary. Students who may have been receiving free/reduced meals under prior year applications will no longer be eligible as of October 3rd, 2022. A new application must be submitted.

All families are encouraged to complete an application for the 2022-2023 school year. Only one application is needed per family and new applications can be submitted at any time if income decreases or household size increases. Applications do not need a complete social security number, if you have one - just the last 4 digits - and do not require citizenship. All applications are confidential and protected under a data privacy contract with the vendor. Additionally, the vendor maintains a privacy/security policy for sensitive information.

Access the application online at

If students are not approved for free meals, money must be put into their school meal accounts to buy any meals, food or beverage item. Every student has a school meal account. Your child’s ID number will also serve as their meal code. Funds can be added by visiting

How To Fill Out the School Meal Benefit Application How-to Video

Click the links below to view a video in English or Spanish on how to fill out the school meal benefit application via YouTube.

English version

Spanish version

Questions about the School Meals Program?


Emily Fox, School Meals Program Coordinator
401.253.4000 ext. 5109

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