Oct 082015

Each school year, households must reapply for Free or Reduce Price School Meal benefits unless they have received a letter saying that they have been “Directly Certified” due to participation in SNAP, Transitional Assistance or Medicaid.

At the start of school, a 30-day grace period is allowed where the prior year’s eligibility is carried forward.  This year’s grace period will expire as of October 16, 2015.

To re-establish student eligibility, households must complete and submit a 2015-16 application with updated family size and income information or if applicable, their Food Stamp or TAFDC case ID number.

Applications may be submitted any time during the school year in one of two ways:

  • Electronically by going to heartlandapps.com.   Select your state (MA) and then Quincy Public Schools.    Follow the easy step-by-step instructions to enter student and household information and then click “Apply”.   The online application process is safe, secure, private, and fast.


  • By paper application forms, available at all school offices or can be printed from this Quincy Public Schools website link: quincypublicschools.com.  (English and Chinese language versions are posted with a link to other language translations).  Only one application form is needed for all household students.


Please contact the Food Service Office at 617 984-8768 if you need any assistance.