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Applications for Free and Reduced-Price Meals will be available effective Monday, July 10, 2017 for the 17/18 school year. You will be receiving a Parent Packet in the mail the first week of July.  This will have more information and answers for applying. 

For the most rapid processing of your Free & Reduced Meal Application apply online:

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Click this button above to apply online!

Nutrition Services Office will process paper applications at our office at 389 W. Truslow Avenue, Fullerton from Monday through Friday 8:00am-3:30pm. Spanish speaking staff is available to assist you.

Only original application forms are accepted. No faxed applications can be accepted. Applications must be completed using black or blue ink. If other ink colors are used, the application will be rejected. The use of white-out and/or crossing-out of information are not permitted.

Applications are accepted throughout the school year.

It takes up to 10 school days to process an application. Parents: Please plan accordingly. Instructions are in English and Spanish.

Student Enrollment Needed

Any time there is a change in the number of people in a family or change in the household's income, parents and guardians may reapply for free/reduced-price meals. Applications may be sent to the Nutrition Office for processing at any time during the school year.

Students must be completely enrolled at their school sites in order to receive meal benefits. While they are waiting for their meal applications to be processed, students must pay full-price for their meal(s) or bring their own lunches to school.

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

Meal benefits will carry forward into the new school year for the first 15 school days or until a new application is received . If no application is received for the new school year before the expiration (plus 10 days to process), students are charged full-price for their meals beginning September 27, 2017.

Nutrition Services does not accept applications for the high school district or for any other school district.


Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.

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.