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Free and reduced meal applications are now open! A new application is required for the new school year. Some households will be notified by letter of automatic approval for free school meals based on Food and Nutrition Services (FNS, formerly Food Stamp) or TANF benefits. If notified, no application is required.

Apply Online at is an easy, secure, and convenient way to apply for free or reduced meals. It provides access 24 hours a day for parents to apply for school meal benefits. This service is made available free of charge by the district. To apply, simply go to and click “Apply Now.” Meal applications assist with so much more than meals. Additional benefits may include: AP Test reduced fee, Internet Access, and School Funding.

Apply Online

Download a Paper Application 

If you would like to apply using a paper application, click the link below or contact Kelleta Govan at 252-480-8888, X1921. Once completed, return your application directly to: 

Dare County Schools
Attention: School Nutrition
P.O. Box 1508
3020 S. Wrightsville Avenue
Nags Head, NC 27959

Download Paper Application 

To avoid meal charges, please complete and submit an application as soon as possible. For additional information about free and reduced meals, please visit Dare County Schools' free and reduced meals page.

  • School Nutrition