Apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals
Children need healthy meals to learn. Prescott Unified School District offers healthy meals every school day. Your child may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), a federally subsidized program that is designed to help eligible children receive free or reduced-price meals. Through the National School Meals Program, a family may qualify for free or reduced breakfast or lunch within the Prescott Unified School District. Reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch. Free and reduced price meals can be applied for at any time during the school year. Additionally, through this program, the Prescott School District is given an opportunity to qualify for programs which will assist at-risk students in the areas of reading and math.
Click on a link, below, and follow the instructions for applying.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have other questions or need help, please call Ana Parsons, PUSD Food Service Liaison, at 928-717-3232.
Who can get free meals?
b. Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals.
c. Children participating in their school’s Head Start Program are eligible for free meals.
d. Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals.
e. Children can get free or reduced-price meals if your household’s gross income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Your children may qualify for free or reduced-price meals if your household income falls at or below the limits on this chart.
Federal Eligibility Income Chart for School Year 2017-2018
Household Size Yearly Income Monthly Income Weekly Income
1 $22,311 $1,860 $430
2 $30,044 $2,504 $578
3 $37,777 $3,149 $727
4 $45,510 $3,793 $876
5 $53,243 $4,437 $1,024
6 $60,976 $5,082 $1,173
7 $68,709 $5,726 $1,322
8 $76,442 $6,371 $1,471
Each additional person: +$7,733 +$645 +$149
How do I know if my children qualify as homeless, migrant, or runaway?
Do I need to fill out an application for each child?
Should I fill out an application if I received a letter this school year saying my children are approved for free meals?
Can I apply online?
My child's application was approved last year. Do I need to fill out another one?
I get WIC. Can my child(ren) get free meals?
Will the information I give be checked?
If I don't qualify now, may I apply later?
What if I disagree with the school's decision about my application?
May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen?
What if my income is not always the same?
What if some household members have no income to report?
We are in the military. Do we report our income differently?
What if there isn't enough space on the application for my family?
My family needs more help. Are there other programs we might apply for?
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: email@example.com.
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