Turn in Applications to:

Please return completed application to your child's cafeteria or school office.

One application per household please.



Meal Applications

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 household. 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.

File Manager -> WomanPen.jpgFactors 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.

How to Apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals:

  • To get Free or Reduced Price meals for your child(ren), a household member must complete either the English or Spanish Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals.
  • Applications are available at your school office, cafeteria and District office.
  • Parents are to fill out one application per family.
  • Once completed, make sure all the designated areas are filled in properly. If not, the application will take much longer to process.
  • Do not fax the applications!
  • The meal application will be provided to every household who's child(ren) attends Denair Unified School District.
  • Those students who received free or reduced price meals in the previous year will begin the new school year in the same status. However, a new application must be submitted and processed within 30 days of the new school year in order for meal benefits to continue.
  • If a new application is not turned in by then, your child(ren) will be on “Full paid” status until a new application is received and processed.