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Free and Reduced Application

Children need healthy meals to learn. Butler Area School District offers healthy meals every school day.

Families must submit their free/reduced meal application each year in order to be eligible for free/reduced meals. Typically, breakfast costs $1.25 at all schools and lunch costs $2.50 for elementary, $2.75 for secondary, and $2.50 for Center Avenue.  

Your child(ren) may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch. This packet includes an application for free and reduced price meal benefits, and a set of detailed instructions. Below are some common questions and answers to help you with the application process.

Click to read the 2023-2024 Letter to Households.

Click to view the 2023-2024 PA Free and Reduced Meals Application Instructions.

Click to download the 2023-2024 PA Free and Reduced Paper Application.

Copies of the application are also available at the Administration Building (110 Campus Lane, Butler, PA 16001). 

Apply Online

You can also fill out the free and reduced meals application online. However, you must have (or create) a SchoolCafe account. 

Click to fill out a free and reduced lunch application online.

Click to watch a how to apply online video.

You can also apply for many health and human service programs and manage your Pennsylvania benefit information from the COMPASS website. Click to visit COMPASS.

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