Free & Reduced Lunches

Free and Reduces Lunches
If your family is experiencing some financial hardship in these trying economic times oneway to perhaps lessen your burden would be to apply for Free or Reduced school lunch benefits. This can be done either by completing an application that you can pick up at any of the district offices or by going online to

COMPASS allows Pennsylvanian’s to apply for social service programs, such as Food Stamps (FS), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Energy Assistance, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), etc., online. Families can use COMPASS to apply for free or reduced price school meals only, or they can apply for other services at the same time (FS, TANF, etc.).
Once you access COMPASS, select Apply for Benefits. Parents will select theprograms for which they wish to apply and be directed through a series of questions regarding those programs. Please enter Somerset as the county when you apply. Select North Star School District as the school your child attends.

Once the questions have been completed, the COMPASS system will direct your information to each appropriate program office and the school you selected will receive the Household Meal Benefit Application. The school will inform you if you are eligible or not for free or reduced price meals.

If you apply for free or reduced price school meals through COMPASS, you do not need to submit a paper application.

Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Charlene Sredy at 629-5627.