You first need to determine if you can claim the privilege in the form of free meals at school.

It can obtain:
- children from large families;
- children from low-income families;
- orphans or children left without parental care;
- children with disabilities;
- children in difficult life situation;
- children from families affected by the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

For each preferential category has its own list of documents. As a rule, documents are provided to the social worker of the school.
For children from large families received free food, you must provide:
- a written statement about the free food;
- a copy of the certificate of mother (father).
Children from low-income families confirm their privileges by a certificate from social security authorities stating that their family is low-income and receive a corresponding benefit. Additional written statement on providing free meals.
Orphans or children left without parental care, also have the opportunity to eat in school. To do this, the guardian writes a statement. A list of enrolled orphaned children each new academic year the school provides the Department of custody and guardianship.
To obtain free food to children with disabilities must complete an application form and provide a certificate of disability.
Children in difficult life situation, is a special category, as this provision has no official confirmation. As a rule, the definition of the status of "difficult situations" assigned to the class teacher. Parents need to explain to the teacher the difficult situation of the family and the reason why parents cannot pay child food. The class teacher is the act of examination of housing conditions. Social worker refers the document to the Department of custody and guardianship, which must take a decision and send to the school a petition to free the child's diet. Unlike other privileged categories, free food will be provided only during the calendar year.
Children from families affected by the accident at Chernobyl also have the opportunity to eat at school. It is necessary to write the application and to provide a certificate confirming preferential category.