Free and Reduced-Price Meals

  • Please note: Meal benefits expire at the end of each school year. A new application must be completed each year.

     

    Applying Online: 

    Click on the Apply Online Button below or download the mobile app to complete and submit an application via SchoolCafe.

     Apply Online

     

    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.*


     

    Applyling with a Paper Application: 

    To submit a paper application, click on 2021-22 Confidential Family Application for Free and Reduced Priced Meals below. Print out and complete the required information and mail the application to the PPS Nutrition Services Department, 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 mealbenefits@pps.net. 

    If families do not qualify for free and reduced-price meals, school meals can be purchased at specific sites. However, a meal application can be submitted any time during the school year. This means if circumstances change that allow famlies to meet the inome guidelines they can submit an application at that time. Please note, meal benefits begin the date the application is approved and cannot be backdated to cover prior purchases.

    More Information about Meal Benefits

Meal Benefits Resources

  • 2021-22 Confidential Family Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals

  • Provision Schools

  • 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

  • Other Resources