Apply for Free and Reduced-Priced Meals
YOU MUST APPLY EVERY SCHOOL YEAR; Applications accepted between now and May 23 are for the SY22-23 School year
To apply for the entire SY23-24 school year, please come back and apply August 1, 2023
The income guideline sheet in your registration is not a free and reduced-price application
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.
Again if all of your students attended CEP schools this year, please do NOT apply unless one of your children moves into a pricing school mid-year.
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 email@example.com or calling 907-348-5142.
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 2022 PFD is the PFD that was issued in October 2022. 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.
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.
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.
Every Two Weeks
For each additional family member add:
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
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
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:
- mail:U.S. Department of AgricultureOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
- fax:(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.