Free or Reduced Meal Pricing Information

Free Meals for Every Student Ended in May 2022

While free meals for all students were a welcome relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, these benefits ended in May 2022 when the federal government declined to continue funding this program. This means all families will need to carry a positive balance in their children's school meal accounts to ensure that their students have the nutrition they need throughout the day to learn.

Some Students Will Still Qualify, But You Must Apply

Many children may still be eligible to receive free or reduced meals at school but you must apply in order to qualify. We urge you to fill out a confidential application and return it to the assistant business manager, Dawn Huber at the high school office or by mailing it to: Dawn Huber, Hanson School District, PO BOX 490, Alexandria, SD 57311. Dawn can also be contacted by email if you have any questions at or by phone at: (605) 239-4387.


Free and Reduced Parent Letter

How to Fill Out an Application

Click Here for an Application.

Applications are confidential and should be returned to Dawn Huber in the main office or addressed to:

Hanson School District,
%Dawn Huber
PO BOX 490
Alexandria, SD 57311

Federal Eligibility Income Chart For School Year 2023-2024


Meal Services for Children with Dietary Restrictions

The Hanson School District Food Service Program aim to provide all children, regardless of background, with the nutritious meals they need to be healthy. This includes ensuring children with medical conditions have an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP).

Meal Change Request form Letter Meal Change Request Form

Information on Summer Food Service Programs