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Meal Applications

Due to COVID-19 the California Department of Education has required us to stop distributing (online or paper) Free & Reduced Meal Applications. Instead of the families filling out Free & Reduced Meal Application we are asking families to fill out the "Household Data Collection" form. If you have already been approved for the Free & Reduced Meal Program you do NOT need to fill out the "Household Data Collection" form. Please either mail, drop off, or email the form.

Mail to:


Child Nutrition Dept.

500 Dyer St

Orcutt, CA 93455


Drop off:

at the OUSD office place in the Blue USPS mail box at the entrance. Please put in a blank envelope marked "Child Nutrition".


Email to:


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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**.
  • 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 fill out a separate application for EACH foster child or contact us.

***Food Stamps/CalWorks - if you are receiving benefits you must provide your case number on your meal application.

Reduced Price and Free Students may only get ONE Breakfast and ONE Lunch for the Reduced/Free Price any extra meals with be full price.

  • Breakfast $.30 (at the schools that serve Breakfast)
  • Lunch $.40

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