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Meal Benefits Application for Families

SARASOTA COUNTY, July 20, 2022 – It is important that Sarasota County families, and all families in the state of Florida, know that the USDA did not extend free meal waivers for the 2022-23 school year. As a result, paid meals will resume. Families will need to complete a Meal Benefits Application to receive breakfast and lunch for free or at a reduced price. 

Applications can be submitted at

2022-23 meal prices are as follows: 

Breakfast Lunch
Elementary: $1.50 Elementary: $2.75
Middle: $2.00 Middle: $3.00
High: $2.00 High: $3.25

We want our students to be happy and healthy at Sarasota County Schools. Our Food and Nutrition Services team is dedicated to serving high-quality breakfast and lunch meals—a staggering 32,000 on a given day—to students throughout Sarasota County. Visit the Food & Nutrition page on our website for resources like lunch menus, allergy information and more. 

If you are unsure if you need to apply for this year, please contact Food and Nutrition Central office for assistance at 941-486-2199.