Student Nutrition

Free and reduced price meals

Breakfast and lunch programs

The Anchorage School District provides free and reduced-priced meals for elementary, middle and high school students under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Nutritious meals are served every school day.

 

Your address: Student Nutrition sends meal application correspondence by U.S. Mail. It is critical that you verify your mailing address is correct in the Zangle ParentConnection student information system.

 

2014-15 Free and Reduced Price Meals application

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The online application (English only) will be available for 2014-15 school year submissions and processing beginning August 10, 2014.

 

 

Printable version also still available

A printable, PDF version is still available for those who wish to mail or fax their application. We must return incomplete applications so please read the instructions carefully.

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PDF versions of the applications will begin being processed Aug. 9, 2014.

 

 

Who is eligible?

 

The household size and income criteria listed below plus Permanent Fund Dividend information are used to determine eligibility.  The income chart is adjusted each year by the federal government.



Free and reduced participant applications must be submitted annually

  • The 2013-14 school year ended June 30, 2014. 
  • Children from households whose size and income is at or below the criteria are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals for the school year effective July 1-June 30. Income plus Permanent Fund Dividend information will be totaled and actualized.
  • A household or family is defined as a group of related or unrelated individuals who are living as one economic unit.
  • Children who are members of households that are approved for Food Stamps or Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (SNAP), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible for free meals, but we must have an application or an electronic import.
  • Foster children, as the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court, may also be eligible for benefits regardless of the household income where they reside. Again, an application is required.
  • You may apply for benefits anytime during the school year. If you are not eligible now, but have a change, such as decrease in household income, become unemployed (send written verification of same), an increase in household size or start to receive Food Stamps or Alaska Temporary Assistance for your children, complete a new application.

 

Transferring schools

Some schools are designated as Community Eligible Provision Schools which allows those schools to feed all students for free without applications. However, if a student transfers within ASD to a regular, non-CEP school, the student must have an application on file with the district if the student wants to continue to participate in the free and reduced-price meal program. It is not necessary to complete a new application when transferring between regular district schools that are not classified as CEP schools.

 

All students eat for free at these Community Eligible Provision (CEP) schools

 

  • Elementary schools
    Airport Heights, Baxter, Chester Valley, Chinook, Creekside, Fairview, Klatt, Lake Otis, Mountain View, Mt. Iliamna, Muldoon, North Star, Northwood, Nunaka Valley, Ptarmigan, Russian Jack, Susitna, Taku, Tyson, Williwaw, Willowcrest, Wonder Park
  • Middle schools
    Begich, Clark, Wendler
  • High schools
    Bartlett, East
  • Alternative schools
    Alaska Native Cultural Charter, Benson Secondary, Whaley

 

Federal income chart for 2014-15

For entry into the program, total household gross income - including PFD information - must be below the levels shown. 

 

 Reduced price income guidelines

 

Family
size
Yearly
income
Monthly
income
Weekly
income
1 $26,973 $2,248 $519
2 36,371 3,031 700
3 45,769 3,815 881
4 55,167 4,598 1,061
5 64,565 5,381 1,242
6 73,963 6,164 1,423
7 83,361 6,947 1,604
8 92,759 7,730 1,784
For each additional family member, add:
  $9,398 $784 $181

Free income guidelines

 

Family
size
Yearly
income
Monthly
income
Weekly
income
1 $14,580 $1,215 $281
2 19,660 1,639 379
3 24,740 2,062 476
4 29,820 2,485 574
5 34,900 2,909 672
6 39,980 3,332 769
7 45,060 3,755 867
8 50,140 4,179 965
For each additional family member, add:
  $5,080 $424 $98

Contact us

Location

1307 Labar St.

Anchorage, AK 99515

 

Phone

907-348-5145

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Fax

907-348-5218

 

Director

Alden Thern