Applications are available online via Family Access or you may download the Free and Reduced Meals Application. These can be returned to the Rapid City Area Schools Nutrition Services Office, 851 West Street, Rapid City, SD  57702. Paper applications are also available at our office, please call if you need assistance 394-4061.

Please see below for more information:

  • You must complete a new application every year.
  • Only one application needs to be submitted per household.
  • Children in households receiving SNAP or TANF can get free meals without applying. The Office of Student Nutrition will be directly notified by DSS.
  • NOTE: it could take up to 10 days to process & approve your application. Your child must pay for his/her lunch or bring a lunch from home until the application is approved.

Please check out this video to help you complete an ONLINE application.

*Start at 2:53 for step-by-step instructions*

How to Complete Application Cover Photo

Please check out this video to help you complete a PAPER application.


Other Helpful Information Regarding Free and Reduced Priced Meals:

Paid Meal Prices for the 22-23 SY Have Yet to be Decided – will be listed here upon BOE approval early August

(Reduced price breakfast is $0.30 and reduced priced lunch is $0.40 in all buildings in the District)

Community Eligibility Provision

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a non-pricing meal service option for schools and school districts in low-income areas. CEP allows high poverty schools and districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications.

2022-2023 CEP Schools: General Beadle, Horace Mann, Knollwood, North Middle School, Robbinsdale, and South Park

What does this mean for you and your students attending CEP schools?

Your student will receive breakfast and lunch at no charge without having to pay a fee or submit a Free and Reduced Price Meals Application.

No further action is required UNLESS you also have students who do NOT attend the above schools and you’d like to submit a Free and Reduced Meals Application for them. Please include all students (attending CEP or non-CEP schools) on your application, as they are all included in your household.

*NOTE: If your child transfers to a non-CEP school (a school NOT listed above) during the school year you will be responsible for their meal charges. We encourage you to fill out a Free and Reduced Price Meals Application if you think you may qualify.

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Nutrition Services - Questions From the Public

Form to send questions from the public to Nutrition Services