Online Meal Application Guided Videos



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Nutrition Services is providing free meals all school year! 

If you made a payment for meals between August 17th and August 28th, you may contact us at [email protected] for a refund request. If you choose to not request a refund, your positive balance will remain in your student’s account.

Although meals are free, families are still encouraged to apply in order to maintain their meal eligibility in case there are changes with the USDA before the school year ends.

Click here to fill out the meal application

As we continue to overcome COVID-19 we strongly encourage our families to apply online.  

Need help completing the online application?

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New School Year → New Free or Reduced Application Needed

  • You must complete a new application every school year in order to confirm your eligibility.
  • Fill out one (1) meal application per family. (Include all children attending C-VUSD schools)
  • New / Kindergarten students need to apply prior to the first day of school. Please note students are charged for meals as of the first day of school.

Apply online or by mail

  • Complete an application ONLINE at by clicking on the Meal Application icon.
  • If you would like to apply by MAIL please email [email protected] to request an application be mailed to you. Please include your name, student’s name, and home address.

If you need assistance completing a meal application, please email [email protected]

Students are charged for meals as of the first day of school

  • Students without an approved free or reduced meal application are charged at the PAID rate as of the first day of school.
  • If your child was approved for free or reduced priced meals last school year, you must reapply. If you do not reapply, your child’s status will be changed to PAID on September 30th.
  • Parents or guardians are responsible for any meal balance accrued prior to applying for free or reduced school meals.

Please make sure the application is completed accurately to prevent a delay in processing the application.  Once the application is completed online (record confirmation number) or received via mail in the Nutrition Services Office, please allow 10 business days to process.  If you do not receive a letter within this time frame, please call us at (626) 974-7000 ext. 800133 or 800132.