Apply anytime for Financial Assistance for Meal Benefits, Summer School and More
Students in all grade levels meeting income guidelines or receiving SNAP or TANF benefits are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meal benefits as well as fee waivers for AP exams, athletic participation fees, and support for other school-related needs. Apply for or renew benefits online at https://district.ode.state.or.us/apps/frlapp/default.aspx.
2020-21 Menu Prices
Grades Breakfast Lunch To-Go Meals (PK-12) $1.50 $2.90 PK-5 $1.50 $2.90 6-8 $1.50 $3.15 9-12 $1.50 $3.40 Reduced* $0.00 $0.00 Adult $2.25 $4.40 Milk $0.50 $0.50
*Funding provided by the Oregon Legislature to eliminate the reduced price for school meals.
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.
Click on the Apply Online Button below or download the mobile app to complete and submit an application via SchoolCafe.
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 email@example.com.
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.