Free Meals for All Students

free meals for all

The United States Department of Agriculture has issued a waiver to allow schools to serve meals under the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) through School Year 2021-2022.  Through SSO, all students enrolled in the Franklin County School District will be eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch during the 2021-2022 school year.

Meal applications will be provided and it is still important to complete a meal application for the 2021-2022 school year.  Students will receive free meals regardless of the information provided on the meal application. However, other assistance may be provided based on meal application information.

Completing an application takes less than 10 minutes and application information remains private and confidential. Only one application per household is needed.


  • Pandemic EBT or Summer EBT benefits
  • Free/ Reduced meal 30 day rollover for the next school year
  • State and Federal funding for school budgets
  • Fee waivers for college applications and admission tests such as ACT
  • Resources for classrooms, teachers and students


If you have any questions please call or email Melinda Arnold, Foodservice Director at 601-384-5196 or


Melinda Arnold MS, RD, LD

School Foodservice Administrator

Franklin County School District

302 Edison Street South

Meadville, MS 39653