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2020-21 Online Meal Application 
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Meal Applications




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For the most rapid processing of your Free & Reduced Meal Application Please Apply Online Above!

 

Or you may complete a paper
Free & Reduced Meal Application. 

Paper forms can be obtained
and returned to any
Elk Grove Unified school office, cafeteria, or the
Elk Grove Unified
Food & Nutrition Services Office

 8389 Gerber Road, Sacramento, CA 95828


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 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.

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.

Free & Reduced Price Meals

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available, under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), to all families who believe they may qualify. There are two ways to apply.

Complete a Free and Reduced Price Meal Application ONLINE at left. The online application allows you to apply online in the comfort and privacy of your home. It is convenient, safe, secure and available anytime.

Families need only complete one meal application per household. 
A household is considered all persons, related or unrelated who live in your home and share living expenses including: parents, children and grandparents.  A new application must be completed each year and will remain effective for the entire school year.  An application can be completed at any time during the school year.

Eligibility is determined by household size and total household income or by a categorical eligibility (family receives family receive CalFresh, Calworks, FDPIR, Kin-GAP or the student is a foster student). The information you provide will be used to determine your child’s eligibility for free or reduced price meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.  Your child will not be overtly identified and their meal eligibility will remain confidential.

Please allow for 7 to 10 business days for your application to be processed. Once the application has been approved, the family will be notified by EGUSD Food and Nutrition Services through U.S. Mail. Please keep in mind that all meals consumed prior to your application being approved MUST be paid for.

For additional information on free and reduced meal applications, call Food and Nutrition Services at (916) 686-7735.

 
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