Free and Reduced-Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete an online application on EZMealApp. Alternatively, you can print, complete, and return to any school office an Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals. You will be notified by mail of your child's status.
Please apply online for Free and Reduced Meal 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. 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 are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.
The San Mateo Union High School District Student Nutrition Department, participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program. This is a program that serves nutritionally balanced meals every school day.
For a set price a student is able to buy a complete breakfast or lunch meal. This includes one entrée item plus at least one other item including milk, fruits, and vegetables during all of the service times. Those students who are eligible can qualify for either a reduced or free meal during both the breakfast and lunch times. Participating students are not identified or treated differently.
To apply for free or reduced-price meals either:
Summer Feeding Sites:
Click here for a list of locations where students may receive free meals during the summer.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.