It is incredibly important that ALL parents apply for free and reduced lunch as it helps the school procure funding through Title 1 grants. Even if you don’t think you’ll qualify, you should still apply. Not applying for free and reduced lunch greatly reduces Vanguard’s ability to acquire funding for the school year. A new form is required each year. Parents are responsible for lunches until the application is approved. Forms may be filled out on line or picked up at the front office and during the Meet and Greet. It takes approximately 4 weeks to receive approval.