Fill Out the Free and Reduced Meal Application Now! Don't Wait!

published February 22, 2021

Dear Parent or Guardian,

If your family has not yet completed a Free and Reduced Meal Application for the 2020-2021 school year, please do so soon.  Due to a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), all students at South Sioux City Community Schools will receive free breakfast and lunch for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year regardless of meal application status.  Even though meals are currently free, we strongly encourage families to still complete the application as several other benefits may be available to your family or your child’s school based on your application.  Such benefits include: 

  • Electronic Benefit Transfers (EBT) and/or Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfers (P-EBT)
  • Certain scholarships for your students
  • Additional state and/or federal funding for your child’s school
  • Families who complete a Free and Reduced Meal application for the 2020-2021 school year carry over their eligibility status for the first thirty (30) days of the 2021-2022 school year.  This means if you complete an application now, and your student(s) qualify for free or reduced-price meals, they will receive free or reduced-price meals in August when school starts.  You will then have the opportunity to reapply for those benefits to continue.  

Listed below are the needed links to the Free & Reduced Price School Meals Applications.  We request that you complete the application and return as soon as possible to your child’s school. There are also drop boxes on each school location. You may also mail the application to:

South Sioux City Community Schools

Nutrition Office

3301 G Street, PO Box 158

South Sioux City, NE 68776


If you have any questions, please contact the Nutrition Office at 402-494-8429.

Complete the online Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application    
"The online application is accessed through Unified Classroom. Once logged in, click on Quick Links then SmartSchool Food Service."

Print the English Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application: Free/Reduced Lunch Application (English) 
Print the Spanish Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application: Free/Reduced Lunch Application (Spanish)


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, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

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 Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may 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 complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: , 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:

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