This is an important message from Pasco County Schools, Food and Nutrition Services

The Free and Reduced Meal Application for the 2020-2021 school year is now available online at If you are unsure if you qualify, you can also review the income eligibility guidelines on our website.

Please only submit one application per household and include everyone who lives at that address.

The income provided on the application should be your gross income, before any taxes or deductions are taken out. All income for everyone on the application must be included. Income includes earnings from work, unemployment, social security, disability, pension, and any other form of pay you receive.

If you received a letter that one or more of the your students were directly certified for free meals, please do not complete an application. If you did not receive a letter for all of your students, please contact us following the instructions on the letter so that we can extend benefits to the other students.

If you have chosen Option #2, MySchoolOnline, you can still complete an application for your students. We are working on a program to provide meals for parent pickup for MySchoolOnline students. We will provide qualifying families details when they are finalized.

Students choosing Option #3, Florida Virtual School, Pasco eSchool, or Homeschooling are not eligible to receive meal benefits. If there is a student in your home attending one of these schools, please include them at the bottom of the application with other household members and put only students attending brick and mortar schools or MySchoolOnline in the top portion of the application.

If you have questions, please email us at

Thank you for your time.