Meals for Students
With the end of the USDA Universal Meal Program, AFUHSD will return to the Meal Benefit Program (Free & Reduced Meals) starting in the 2022-2023 school year. With the Meal Benefit Program, students will be responsible for purchasing their breakfast and lunch meals. Students may qualify for free or reduced meals.
2022-23 School Year Meal Pricing:
- Breakfast = $2.00/day
- Reduced Breakfast = $0.00/day
- Lunch = $3.25/day
- Reduced Lunch = $0.40/day
How to apply for free or reduced breakfast and lunch
Students may qualify for free or reduced breakfast and lunch. Families are encouraged to complete and submit a Meal Benefit Application for 2022-23 school year after July 1st, 2022. You can apply online or you can download a paper application and return it to your student’s cafeteria. A new application is required each school year.
Click here to submit a Meal Benefit Application for the 2022-23 school year
It's More Than a Meal Application
We encourage ALL AFUHSD families to complete a Meal Benefits Application. The information collected on the applications for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) can do more than just provide free and reduced-price meals.
Families who qualify for free/reduced school meals may also qualify for:
- Discounted rates on phone service.
- Maintain funding for student programs and services.
- Reduced registration fees for AP, SAT and/or ACT tests.
- Discounted fees to participate in most sports.
- Discounted rates on fees associated with applying for college.
- Eligible for discounted rates on internet services.
If you have any questions regarding the Meal Benefit Application or school meal service, please email Food Service Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 623.932.7000.
Find Meals For Kids When Schools Are Closed
To ensure that children who rely on free or reduced-price meals at school are able to get the nutrition they need, USDA is working with states to continue providing meals to students.
Also, the USDA National Hunger Hotline remains a helpful resource for people seeking food assistance. The hotline, operated by Hunger Free America, can be reached Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish).
Food Services Staff
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