Free & Reduced Lunch

  • A new application must be filled out every school year. Only one application is needed per family, even if the students go to different schools.

    You can apply online here. Paper applications are available at your student's school front office and cafeteria. 

    If you have already applied and would like to check the status of your application or print your approval letter click here.

    Meal Prices

    Free - no cost at breakfast or lunch
    Reduced -  no cost for meals during the 23-24 school year

    Paid - Elementary Breakfast $1.50, Lunch $2.50; High School Breakfast $1.75, Lunch $2.75

    Peoria Unified Schools participate in the Child Nutrition Program. The program is a federally subsidized program and your children may be eligible to receive free or reduced-priced breakfast and lunch. If you wish to apply for the free or reduced-price meal program, please apply online or obtain an application from the school office, cafeteria or district office.  

    Application Review Timeframes

    Online applications take approximately 3-4 days to process.
    Paper applications take approximately 10 days to process.

    The District's Food & Nutrition Department will send a letter to notify applicants of the approval or denial of their application.

    Verification

    Your eligibility may be verified by school officials at any time during the school year. You may be asked to send information to prove that your child should receive free or reduced-price meals.

    Confidentiality

    The application information will be used to allow your student to receive free or reduced-price meals.  However, this information may also be used to determine eligibility for other benefits. If you want to waive your rights to confidentiality to be considered for other benefits, carefully read the "Limited Confidentiality Waiver" at the bottom of the application.

    Non-discrimination 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:

    1.    mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
              1400 Independence Avenue, SW
              Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    2.    fax: (833) 256-1665; or (202) 690-7442

    3.    email: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.