Free & Reduced Meals
Your child may qualify for free or reduced price meals if:
- Your household receives Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or benefits from the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), OR:
- Your household income is at or below the amount on the Income Chart.
How To Apply In Person or By Mail For Free or Reduced Price Meals
Download and fill out an application and return it to your school or send to:
Food and Nutrition Services
3625 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE
Salem OR, 97302
How to Apply Online
Click here to go to the Oregon Department of Education website to apply online. Applications are also available by contacting the district’s Free and Reduced Lunch Program at 503-399-3169.
Note: If you received a Notice of Eligibility letter from Adult and Family Services, give a copy of that notice to the school. You do not need to complete a meal application. The information on your application is used only to determine whether or not your child is eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Student’s name and eligibility status can be released to other Federal child nutrition or education programs and State health and education programs. Any other information on your application can only be released with your written approval. Click here for the Sharing Information Waiver (English) release forms. (Información sobre comidas gratis o a precio reducido que ofrecen otros programas: español) You will be notified by mail if your application is approved or denied.
Free and Reduced Lunch Program Coordinator
If you are not eligible now but have a change later — such as a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, become unemployed or begin to receive Food Stamps, TANF or FDPIR benefits — complete an application at that time.
Spanish Free & Reduced Meal Application
Aplicación de comida gratis y reducida en español
Русское бесплатное и сокращенное питание
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