Free & Reduced Meal Program

  • The 2022-2023 Meal Application is now available in the Parent Portal

    The USDA has ended the universal free lunch program, therefore, it is very important to complete this application.  A meal application must be completed to determine if your child qualifies for free or reduced meals. Without a completed application, you will be charged for your child’s meals. We encourage you to complete the online application in the Parent Portal when it becomes available.   Should you have any questions or wish to make an appointment to get help with your application, please call the Business Office at 973-470-2275

    Need Financial Help With Meals?

    As the 2022-23 school year begins, parents, guardians, and students should know of the changes to the federal meal waivers program. This crucial information will allow families to plan ahead, explore and apply for assistance.

    If your household budget is tight, there is help in paying for school meals. Children are eligible to receive free or reduced priced meals if their household's gross income falls within the limits on the Free & Reduced Meal application. Parents can complete and submit the application online at the Clifton Parent Portal. New applications need to be filled out each school year.

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    All information provided will be kept confidential to the Clifton school district. The application information will be used to allow your student to receive free or reduced-price meals. Students are not identified in any way if they are receiving free or reduced-price meals.


    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, and/or disability.

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