FINANCIAL HARDSHIP – School Meal Availability

FINANCIAL HARDSHIP – School Meal Availability  


In accordance with the USDA Eligibility Manual for School Meals, any household may apply for school meals anytime during the school year.  For your convenience, meal applications are available online at, or paper applications are available and can be submitted at school offices, school

cafeterias, and the District office. For more information call:  760-752-1253


General meal application information:


 § A household may apply for benefits at any time during the school year. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed or experience a financial hardship mid-year may become eligible for free and reduced-price meals. 


§ Only one application is required for all children in the household attending schools in the same Local Educational Agency. (LEA)