Freed & Reduced Meals

At this time, school meals will not be free for the 2022-2023 school year.

Why aren’t school meals free in the 2022-2023 school year?
During the pandemic, the USDA knew many people found themselves struggling financially. They did not want school food to be a concern for families. So, at the time they passed waivers allowing all students to have free breakfast and lunch.

As things are slowly getting back to normal, as of today, Congress has not extended these waivers. As a result, the Huntsville School District will be returning to free, reduced, and regularly priced meals.

Full Price breakfast $1.35
Full Price lunch $2.75 (Grades K-5)
Full Price lunch $2.85 (Grades 6-12)
Reduced breakfast $0.30
Reduced lunch $0.40

HSD wants to encourage all families to complete a meal application, even if you don't think you will qualify. You can go to to start your application today.
Please include all household members in one application. You must complete a new application even if you have completed an application in the past school year. Applications are only valid for one school year. 

You may also add money to your student’s account by going to
If you need assistance, please contact Tina Nodine, Director of Child Nutrition at 479-738-2414.