Free and Reduced-Price Meals
NEW 2020-21 MEAL BENEFITS INFORMATION:
The State of Oregon has increased the income guidelines for free meal eligibility in the 2020-21 school year from 185% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) to 300% of FPL. The new expanded income guidelines are listed below.
To receive meals at no charge under Oregon’s expanded free meal eligibility, families would submit their household income information using the 2020-21 Confidential Family Application for Free & Reduced Price Meals. Applications can be submitted online or paper.
Oregon Expanded Income Guideline (EIG)
Oregon students may qualify for EIG meals at no charge if the household income falls at or below the limits on this chart.
Twice Per Month
Every Two Weeks
Each additional household member adds
A new application must be completed each year, and only forms for the current year are accepted. To complete and submit an application via SchoolCafe click on the Apply Online Button below or download the mobile app.
Two Step Process to Submit an Online Meal Application with SchoolCafe:
1. Create a SchoolCafe Account. You can use this account each school year to submit an online meal application.
2. Complete and submit the online application. You can check the status of the application and even print out the approval/denial letter.*
IMPORTANT NOTE: If your application is approved via the Oregon Expanded Income Guidelines, SchoolCafe will have a 'Denied' application status. Altough an approval letter cannot be generated from SchoolCafe, a copy will be sent to the household via the mail and email, if on file.
To submit a paper application, click on 2020-21 Confidentail Family Application for Free and Reduced Pricet Meals below. Print out and complete the required information and mail the application to the PPS Nutrition Services Dept., 501 N. Dixon St., Portland, OR 97227. Or, request one to be mailed to you by contacting the PPS Meal Benefits Office at 503.916.3402 or email email@example.com.
If families do not qualify for free and reduced-price meals, they can provide meals from home or purchase school meals. However, a meal application can be submitted any time during the school year. So, if circumstances change that allow famlies to meet the inome guidelines they can submit an application at that time.
Meal Benefits Resources
2020-21 Confidential Family Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals
Submitting Meal Applications
Who Should Apply for Meal Benefits
What You Need to Know if Meal Benefits are Approved
What You need to Know if Meal Benefits are Denied
Annual Meal Benefits Verification Process
Free and Reduced Benefits Flyer