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Eligibility for Free Meals

Program Information and Application Instructions

Apply for Free and Reduced Priced Meals online! The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere...


Free school meals are available to qualifying families based on household size and income. CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR may qualify your child automatically. Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits.


To apply, please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form" using the link below. Completed forms may also be returned to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until approval notification, you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.


Click on the Rocket Scan Online image below to start your application for 2020-21. Deadline to apply is Monday, September 23, 2020.

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  1. Each school year a new meal application must be submitted in order for students to participate or continue their participation in the free school meals program.
  2. Families who receive CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR, for their school-aged children may be automatically eligible for the program.
  3. Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed, yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.


Contact Food Services with questions about the application and eligibility process at the phone number shown at right.