Free and reduced-priced meals

  • Chatham County Schools participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), which is a federally assisted meals program operating in both public and nonprofit private schools, as well as residential childcare institutions. The program provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost, free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act that President Harry Truman signed in 1946.
    Children from households meeting federal income guidelines are eligible for free or reduced-priced meals. Families may apply to participate in the program at any time during the school year.
    Applications are available at school cafeterias or at the School Nutrition Services Department in the school district's main offices at 369 West Street in Pittsboro. 
    Only one application per family is required.