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. 

    Meal Prices

    Free - no cost at breakfast or lunch
    Reduced -  Breakfast $0.30, Lunch $0.40

    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.

    Nondiscrimination

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, and/or disability.  

    Students are not identified in any way if they are receiving free or reduced-price meals.