Free & Reduced Meal Program
All Students must submit a new Free and Reduced Meal Application each school year. A student's prior year (2019-20) eligibility expires on September 28 of the new school year (9-28-20).
To apply for the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program online, click on the button below which will take you to Infinite Campus where you can begin completing your online application. Once there, follow the steps below:
- Please login to your Infinite Campus Account
- Once you login, go to the menu on the left side of the page and locate the MORE heading
- Under the heading MORE, select MEAL BENEFITS
Para solicitar el Programa de comidas gratis o de precio reducido en línea, selección el botón para continuar y lo llevará al Infinite Campus, donde puede comenzar a completar su solicitud en línea. Una vez allí, siga los pasos:
- Inicie sesión en su cuenta de Infinite Campus
- Una vez que inicie sesión, vaya al menú en el lado izquierdo de la página y busque el encabezado MORE
- Bajo el título MORE, seleccione MEAL BENEFITS
To apply for the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program using a paper application, click on the link below and print out the application and instructions. If you are unable to print out the form, you can pick up a paper application at your child's school or the District Office.
Please return all completed applications to the District Office.
- Who Can Get Free or Reduced Price Meals?
- HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILDREN QUALIFY AS HOMELESS, MIGRANT OR RUNAWAY?
- DO I NEED TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FOR EACH CHILD?
- MY CHILD’S APPLICATION WAS APPROVED LAST YEAR. DO I NEED TO FILL OUT A NEW ONE?
- I GET WIC. CAN MY CHILDREN GET FREE MEALS?
- WILL THE INFORMATION I GIVE BE CHECKED?
- WHAT IF I DISAGREE WITH THE SCHOOL’S DECISION ABOUT MY APPLICATION?
- MAY I APPLY IF SOMEONE IN MY HOUSEHOLD IS NOT A U.S. CITIZEN?
- WHAT IF MY INCOME IS NOT ALWAYS THE SAME?
- WHAT IF SOME HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS HAVE NO INCOME TO REPORT?
- WE ARE IN THE MILITARY. DO WE REPORT OUR INCOME DIFFERENTLY?
- WHAT IF THERE ISN’T ENOUGH SPACE ON THE APPLICATION FOR MY FAMILY?
- MY FAMILY NEEDS ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. ARE THERE OTHER PROGRAMS WE CAN APPLY FOR?
- All children in households receiving benefits from CalFresh, CalWORKS, or FDPIR are eligible for free meals.
- Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible
- for free meals.
- Children participating in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals.
- Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals.
- Children may receive free or reduced price meals if your household’s income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals if you household income falls at or below the limits on this chart.
Do the members of your household lack a permanent address? Are you staying together in a shelter, hotel, or other temporary housing arrangement? Does your family relocate on a seasonal basis? Are any children living with you who have chosen to leave their prior family or household? If you believe children in your household meet these descriptions and haven’t been told your children will get free meals, please call or email Jason Crutchfield, Director of Business Services, at Jason_crutchfield@fuhsd.org or (408) 522-2226.
Yes. Your child’s application is only good for that school year and for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new application unless the school told you that your child is eligible for the new school year. If you do not send in a new application that is approved by the school or you have not been notified that your child is eligible for free meals, your child will be charged the full price for meals.
List the amount that you normally receive. For example, if you normally make $1000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only made $900, put down that you made $1000 per month. If you normally get overtime, include it, but do not include it if you only work overtime sometimes. If you have lost a job or had your hours or wages reduced, use your current income.
Household members may not receive some types of income we ask you to report on the application, or may not receive income at all. Whenever this happens, please write a 0 in the field. However, if any income fields are left empty or blank, those will also be counted as zeroes. Please be careful when leaving income fields blank, as we will assume you meant to do so.
Your basic pay and cash bonuses must be reported as income. If you get any cash value allowances for off-base housing, food, or clothing, it must also be included as income. However, if your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance as income. Any additional combat pay resulting from deployment is also excluded from income.
Yes. For information on CalFresh and CalWORKs, review the CalFresh webpage, contact CalFresh by phone at 877-847-3663 or contact your county welfare department. For additional assistance in your local area, contact the California referral hotline by phone at 211.
|District Food Services Manager||(408) 522-2216|
|Senior Account Specialist||(408) 522-2231|
|Purchasing Agent||(408) 522-2218|
|School Food Service Manager, CHS||(408) 366-7302|
|School Food Service Manager, FHS||(408) 522-2425|
|School Food Service Manager, HHS||(408) 522-2569|
|School Food Service Manager, LHS||(408) 366-7740|
|School Food Service Manager, MVHS||(408) 366-7660|
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form online or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.
You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.
If you have questions regarding this subject, please contact the IRS by phone at 800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov. You can also contact the Franchise Tax Board by phone at 800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.