Free & Reduced Meal Information

  • USDA Food & Nutrition Service Springfield Public Schools provides free/reduced price meals for eligible schoolchildren unable to pay the full price of meals under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast program. Each SPS family will receive information outlining family-size income criteria by mail during the summer months for the next school year. Families must apply for free and reduced meals each school year.  If a family member becomes unemployed or if family size changes after filing your application, a new application will need to be filed.

    • To complete an online free and reduced meal application, click here. The online application can be translated with Google translate.
    • Applications are available in each school office.
    • Translated Free and Reduced Price Meal Application forms can be accessed here.

     If you need a copy of your notification letter for Free and Reduced Price Meals please contact Diane @ 417-523-1130.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

  • In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

    USDA and this institution are an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.