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Free & Reduced Meal Application

All students are eligible to apply for the Meal Value Plan (MVP), which may help your child/children receive school meals for free or at a reduced price. Family applications are distributed to all students during the first day of school.

Students who attended schools in Richland Two last year and were on the Meal Value Plan MUST complete a new application for eligibility of extended benefits each school year. If you do not reapply, all meal prices will automatically change to full price. New students applying for the Meal Value Plan are responsible for paying regular breakfast/lunch prices until benefits are issued.

Families may apply to the MVP using the online or paper application. 

Online Applications

The quickest and easiest way to submit applications is to use the new Richland Two Online Meal Application. This allows you to check the status of your application online as well.

Paper Applications

Paper applications must be filled out in their entirety and returned to your child’s school cafe manager. ALL sections on the application must be completed to prevent delays in the approval process for your child. Please complete only (1) application per Household. Steps for completion follow. Adobe Reader is required to open some of the documents below. A FREE copy can be downloaded from www.Adobe.com.

Step 1 – Please read parent letter 

Step 2 – Read the instructions to the meal application

Step 3 – Fill out the meal application 

Step 4 – Turn in application

  • FAX your completed application to 803.419.5839 OR
  • ​RETURN your completed application to your child's school cafe manager OR
  • MAIL your application to Richland School District Two Food & Nutrition Services, 124 Risdon Way, Columbia, SC 29223.

Please retain a copy of your application for your records.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Nicole Holley-Burns