Access for All
Your family may qualify for free or reduced price meals.
Please submit one form for your entire household.
As a part of the National School Lunch Program, some students may be eligible for a free or reduced price lunch. All families wishing to receive free or reduced meals must complete a new application each school year. If the family received assistance in the previous year, it may continue briefly into the new year, but without a new application the benefits could stop. It can take up to 10 days to process an application. After the application has been processed, the family will receive a letter stating those benefits for which the family is eligible. Please save your approval letter as it may qualify you for other benefits or scholarships. Applications are always available in the school office, cafeteria, district office lobby or online. Please return the original form, completed in full, to your student’s school or directly to the district office for processing.
Remember that you will need to complete a new application with current information each year.
Applications for 2016-17 will be available on August 1, 2016.
Complete a Meal Application Today! -- Last Year's Approvals Expire at the End of September!
Letter to Families
Free and Reduced Meal Application Instructions
If you have any questions or need help filling out the application, please contact Toni Lipscomb at 310-615-2650 X1237.
A new application needs to be completed after August 1st every year to reflect the most current information about your household. Applications, that can be downloaded, are included in your registration packet or are available on this website. Printed forms for the current school year are available after August 1st in the District Office Lobby at 641 Sheldon Street, during normal business hours. Please drop off your original, signed and completed form at the district office for the quickest processing. Staff at each school office or cafeteria can forward your paperwork to the district office if that is more convenient.
- Submit only one (1) Application per Household (family).
- The sooner your completed application is processed, the sooner your benefits will be available.
- Incomplete applications will be returned.
- List ALL adults in the household, even if they do not have income, and ALL children in the household, whether they are in school or not, on one application.
- Sign, date and write the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you do not have a social security number, be sure to check the box certifying that you don’t have a social security number.
- Please be sure to pack your student a lunch or provide them with cafeteria money until you have received notification of approval in the program.
If you do not receive a letter with 10 days of submitting the application stating that your application has been processed, it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to call the Food Services Department for assistance.
Eligibility for students approved from the previous school year will continue for up to 30 operating days into the new school year (usually through September). Please allow time to process your new application. Once the grace period ends, unless the household has been notified that their children are approved for Free or Reduced Meals, the children must pay full price for school meals.
If your household was approved in the previous school year and you are enrolling an additional child in the district (a kindergartner for example), you will need to turn in a new application before this new student can receive meals.