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Lower Merion School District


Free or Reduced Program

*Important Information about Meals for Children*

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Lower Merion School District offers healthy meals every school day to enhance the academic learning experience of students.

Breakfast will be free for all Pennsylvania students during the 2023-2024 school year! Click here to learn more!

Meal Prices Breakfast Lunch
High School FREE $4.40, $4.50
Middle School FREE $4.25, $4.35
Elementary School FREE $3.50

Your child(ren) may qualify for free or reduced price meals. The reduced price is  $0.40 for lunch.

How to Apply for Free and Reduced Priced Meals

Please apply online at to see if you qualify. Only one application needs to be submitted per household, even if your children attend more than one school in LMSD. The application must be filled out completely to certify your children for free or reduced lunch price school meals. Please follow the step-by-step instructions online. In addition to the application, a Sharing of Information Waiver must be signed to share your status of Free or Reduced with other departments in the District that may waive certain fees for your participation in the lunch program.

If you qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch, please click here to print out the waiver, indicate yes or no  for sharing, sign and return to Lower Merion Nutritional Services, 301 E. Montgomery Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003.

If you are unable to apply online or do not have access to a computer, please contact Nutritional Services at 610-645-1990 or email for further instruction or assistance with applying for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.

Click here to read a list of FAQs about LMSD's Free and Reduced-Priced Meal Program.

Notice of Direct Certification

If you have received a Notice of Direct Certification for free meals, do not complete the application. But do let the school know if any children in your household are not listed on the Notice of Direct Certification letter you received.

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 a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online here, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.