Apply for Free and Reduced-Priced Meals

  • YOU MUST APPLY EVERY SCHOOL YEAR.

     

    Families with students at pricing schools are encouraged to apply. Please include all ASD students in your household in the student section on the meal application, regardless of where they attend school, so we may certify your family in one application together. You may apply at any time of the year if your circumstances change due to layoffs, adding people to your households or decreased income.

    If all of your ASD students attend Community Eligible Program (CEP)  schools, no application is required. If some students attend pricing schools and some attend community eligible schools, you should apply.

    Note: Applications for the 2022 - 2023 school year will be accepted between mid July and the beginning of August 2022.  Again if all of your students attended CEP schools this year, please do NOT apply.

     

F&R Application Instructions

  • We accept applications online, by mail, or you may drop-off the application at your school cafeteria or the Student Nutrition Center

    Please note if all students in the household attend Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools, no application is needed, your students will eat breakfast and lunch at no cost.

    Should you have any questions, such as what income must be reported, how to report non-standard income, or any other issues, please feel free to contact us by emailing snadmin@asdk12.org or calling 907-348-5142.

    Online Applications

    Online application is the fastest and most secure way to apply

    • Go to the SchoolCafe web site
    • Select "Apply for Benefits"
    • If you do not know your student's ID number, fill in the rest of the fields; we can process your application without it.
    • You will be asked about whether your student received a PFD.  The 2021 PFD is the PFD that was issued in October 2021.  If this is blank, we will most likely have to call and verify this with you..
    • Answer the questions about student income if your student has a job, receives an SSI benefit in their name, or received a PFD
    • If you need to go backward or reapply, click the pencil icon next to the student to edit (do not use your browser's "Back" button)
    • The information you provide may be audited; we recommend that you gather your pays tubs and review the gross income before deductions and the frequency of your pay stubs before applying.

     

    Paper application

    To ensure timely processing of your application, please ensure that it is complete as we must return any incomplete applications; please review the instructions on page 2 of the application.

    Mail your completed application to:

    ASD Student Nutrition
    ATTN: F&R-price Meal Applications
    1307 Labar St.
    Anchorage, AK 99515

     

    You may also deliver your application to your school's cafeteria (call school for hours) or to the Student Nutrition Center between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our office is closed on non-school days.

F&R Applications

  • Apply Online

     

     

    If the above link does not work, try copying and pasting the below link into your browser:
    https://schoolcafe.com/anchorage

     

    Printable PDF Free & Reduced Price Meal Application for School Year 2022-2023

     

     

Federal Eligibility Income Chart for School Year 2022-23

  • If your income falls in or below this chart, you may qualify for free or reduced-priced meals.

     

    Household

    Size

     

    Annual

     

    Monthly

    Twice per

    Month

    Every Two Weeks

     

    Weekly

    1

    31,432

    2,620

    1,310

    1,209

    605

    2

    42,347

    3,529

    1,765

    1,629

    815

    3

    53,262

    4,439

    2,220

    2,049

    1,025

    4

    64,177

    5,349

    2,675

    2,469

    1,235

    5

    75,092

    6,258

    3,129

    2,889

    1,445

    6

    86,007

    7,168

    3,584

    3,308

    1,654

    7

    96,922

    8,077

    4,039

    3,728

    1,864

    8

    107,837

    8,987

    4,494

    4,148

    2,074

    For each additional family member add:

     

     

    10,915

    910

    455

    420

    210

     

    Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page by clicking here: Free & Reduced FAQ 
    Or download a copy of the Parent Letter with Application Flyer.

    Email your questions to the Student Nutrition Center: SNAdmin@asdk12.org  

    Call us regarding Free and Reduced eligibility or questions at (907) 348-5145

     

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    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    1. mail:U.S. Department of AgricultureOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
    2. fax:(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
    3. email:program.intake@usda.gov

     

    This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.