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Applications for Free and Reduced Lunches Now Open

Applications for Free and Reduced Lunches Now Open

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally-assisted meal program that provides lunches to more than 3 million Texas children in school and residential child care institutions. Through the NSLP families who qualify are eligible to receive a free or reduced-priced lunch meal for their student during the upcoming school year. Free universal breakfast will still be provided by SAISD each school day. 

To apply for free or reduced lunches for the 2023-2024 school year, simply complete this short, online application. We request all SAISD families complete the form to determine eligibility before the start of the school year on Thursday, August 17. Only one application needs to be completed per household. Your application may mean both free or lower priced meals for your child and more federal and state dollars directed to your child’s school and district. There are several factors that determine family eligibility for free or reduced lunches, so all families are encouraged to apply. Paper applications are also available at the Child Nutrition Services Office located at 305 Baker Street, San Angelo, Texas 76903.

Student eligibility numbers for schools are also a factor in school qualification for money for supplies and materials needed at the campus. Last year, money determined based on eligible applications helped fund SAISD campus programs like take-home to read book packs.

San Angelo ISD is committed to helping our students continue to have access to nutritious meals. For more information, contact the SAISD Child Nutrition department at (325) 659-3615. We appreciate families taking the time to complete this important application. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Please see our non-discrimination statement

In order for a student to receive free or reduced-price meals, they and their families need to meet some of the below criteria, including:

Criteria for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits

The following criteria will be used to determine a child’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meal benefits:


  • Household income that is at or below the income eligibility levels

Categorical (Automatic) Eligibility

  • Household receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

Program Participant

  • Child’s status as a foster child, homeless, runaway, migrant, or displaced by a declared disaster
  • Child’s enrollment in Head Start or Even Start

Income Eligibility

Please see federal income eligibility guidelines. For those households that qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on income, an adult in the household must complete an application for free and reduced-price meals and return it to Kelly Graf, Free and Reduce Clerk, 305 Baker St. San Angelo, TX 76903. Those individuals filling out the application will need to provide the following information:

  • Names of all household members
  • Amount, frequency, and source of current income for each household member
  • Last 4 digits of the Social Security number of the adult household member who signs the application or, if the adult does not have a social security number, check the box for “No Social Security number”
  • Signature of an adult household member attesting that the information provided is correct

Categorical or Program Eligibility

San Angelo ISD is working with local agencies to identify all children who are categorically and program eligible. San Angelo ISD will notify the households of these children that they do not need to complete an application. Any household that does not receive a letter and feels it should have should contact Kelly Graf, Free and Reduce Clerk, 305 Baker St. San Angelo, TX 76903, (325) 659-3615. Any household that wishes to decline benefits should contact Kelly Graf, Free and Reduce Clerk, 305 Baker St. San Angelo, TX  76903, (325) 659-3615.

Applications may be submitted anytime during the school year. The information provided by households on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility. Applications may be verified by school officials at any time during the school year.

Lunch prices for the upcoming school year are:

2023-2024 Lunch Prices Elementary Secondary
Full Price  $3.00  $3.25
Reduced Price $0.40 $0.40
Free $0.00 $0.00

Please see the District’s charge policy

Determining Eligibility

Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price meal policy, Kelly Graf, Free and Reduce Clerk will review applications and determine eligibility. Households or guardians dissatisfied with the Reviewing Official’s eligibility determination may wish to discuss the decision with the Reviewing Official on an informal basis. Households wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally or in writing to Dr. Merl Brandon, Asst. Supt. of Business, 1621 University Ave., (325) 947-3838,

Unexpected Circumstances

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact the school. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the attached current income eligibility guidelines.

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