Free and Reduced Program

Free and Reduced Program

Portsmouth Public is pleased to offer free or reduced lunches to students who qualify. 

Application Process

Click here to print the application.

We will process your application as soon as possible. It should take no more than 10 business days.

You must re-apply every school year unless you get a letter from us. 
Please make sure you check your application before returning for processing to ensure everything is complete.

We are unable to accept applications from other school districts. Please fill out a Portsmouth Public Schools Free and Reduced Application for the current year.

Parents are responsible for all food purchased prior to their student being approved for the program.

You may also apply by returning the completed paper application to your child’s school, or mailing to: 

Food Services Department
2801 Turnpike Road
Portsmouth, VA 23707


For more information, call Daphne Ward or Talisha Helm at 757-393-8516.


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