Free and Reduced Meal Information

  • Free and Reduced Lunches

    There is NO need to fill out an application if you are currently using the food stamp program or TANF. If anytime DURING the school year you apply for food stamps or TANF and are approved, you MUST fill out and submit an application. Your children will be automatically certified to receive FREE Breakfast and Lunch at that time.

    Parents can apply for the 2021/2022 SY Free and reduced program online AFTER July 1, 2021

     Online Free/Reduced Application

    You will only need to fill out one application per household listing all of your children that are students at Duneland Schools.  Apply early so that your children can start school already approved for free or reduced meals.

    Students can receive a free or reduced meal from any lunch line at all schools.

  • This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Backpack and School Supplies

  • Backpacks Because...

    This group will provide a backpack and school supplies for children entering K-12 grade in Porter County who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch. 

    Sign-up deadline is Friday, July 30.  To register or to get more information, visit or call one of the sites below:

    Hilltop Neighborhood House, 460 S College Ave., Valparaiso, 219-477-4222

    Liberty Bible Church, 824 N. Calumet Avenue, Chesterton, 219-926-9038

    Valparaiso Public Library, 103 E Jefferson St., Valparaiso, 219-462-0524

    Valparaiso Boys and Girls Club, 354 Jefferson St., Valparaiso, 219-462-2182

    YMCA of Valparaiso, 1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive, Valparaiso, 219-462-4185