Meal ApplicationsApplication (Sample Only) English.pdf
Application (Sample Only) Spanish.pdf
Free and Reduced Meal Application FAQs.pdf
Free and Reduced Meal Application FAQs .pdf
Free and Reduced Meal Application FAQs Spanish.pdf
How to apply English 15.16.pdf
How to apply Spanish 15 16.pdf
Turn in Applications to:
Bring into school office
Bring in or mail to:
OUSD-Nutrition Services Office
726 West Collins Avenue
Orange, CA 92867
We can not accept faxed or copied applications!
Meal Applications Page
click here for: Online Applications
During these tough economic times, many families in our community face decreasing income, layoffs or a change in living circumstances. We want to help. If your family's financial situation has changed since school started and you are not currently on the meal program please apply. Applications are available at your cafeteria, school office or at the Nutrition Services Dept. at 714-997-6354
Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.
Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.
Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. DO NOT INCLUDE FOSTER CHILDREN. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.
Foster Children - In certain cases, foster children are eligible for free and reduced-price meals regardless of your income. If you have foster children living with you and want to apply for them, please contact us.
Who is eligible:
What is the National School Lunch Program?
The National School Lunch Program is a federally funded program that assists schools and other agencies in providing nutritious lunches to children at reasonable prices. In addition to financial assistance, the program provides donated commodity foods to help reduce lunch program costs. The United States Department of Agriculture(USDA) is responsible for overseeing the program nationally. In California, the program is administered by the California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division.
What are the benefits of participating in the program?
For children: The National School Lunch Program provides a nutritious meal that contains one-third of the recommended dietary allowance of necessary nutrients.
For parents: The program offers a convenient method of providing a nutritionally balanced lunch at the lowest possible price.
For schools: The program enhances children's learning abilities by contributing to their physical and mental well being. Studies have shown that children whose nutritional needs are met have fewer attendance and discipline problems and are more attentive in class.