Meal Charges Will Resume for the 2022-23 School Year

Fresh vegetables in a salad bar

May 23, 2022

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brentwood School District has provided free breakfast and lunch for all students through funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This funding is set to expire at the end of the current school year, which means free meals will no longer be available for all students after Thursday, May 26.

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Brentwood participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program, a federally funded program that helps students qualify for free or reduced-price meals. This program also determines the amount of federal funding we receive for student academic and support services.

It is important that families who qualify for free or reduced-price meals fill out an application before the start of the 2022-23 school year. The application will be available in August, and families will be notified by email when the form is available.

Why Should My Family Apply?

The National School Lunch and Breakfast Program provides more than just meals for qualifying students. Brentwood receives additional federal funding for every form completed by an eligible family, which we use to pay for additional student academic and support services.

We understand that taking care of your family can be expensive, and we are here to help. If you have questions regarding free and reduced-price meals, please contact Dr. Alex Tripamer, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, at 314-962-4507 or