• Mission Statement

    Providing students with healthy choices in an equitable environment to enhance academic success.


    Vision Statement

    To become every student's first choice for a nutritious meal. Ensuring equity by providing access to a variety of menu options in a welcoming environment for our diverse culture. Building lifelong healthy habits while enhancing their learning experience.


    Great Service, Great Food.. Great Minds!

  •  Refund Request

    Refund Request

    If your child/ren still has funds in their cafeteria account and is/are graduating or relocating to another district, you can request a refund, transfer funds to another student or donate the remaining funds. Please fill out the refund/transfer/donate form. 

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  •  2022-2023 Meal Application is now available

    Meal Application

    2022-2023 Meal Application is now available. Apply now!

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  • 2022-2023 School Year

    School will transition back to requiring family application for free and reduced-priced meal to meet USDA requirements.

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  • 2023 Summer Meal Program

    Our children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive - even when school is out. With the Summer Meal Programs, children and teens ages 18 and younger, and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old can continue to eat healthy throughout the summer at no cost at any participating meal site.

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  •  We're hiring!

    We're hiring!

    We are looking for new team members to join the Nutrition Department. Alief ISD: A great place to work! Click "Read More" to see career opportunities.

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  • Download the School Cafe App to apply for meal benefits, deposit money, and manage accounts. 

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     Student Prices

    Breakfast- Free Universal Breakfast

    Lunch- $1.00

    Adult/Visitor Prices

    Breakfast - $3.10

    Lunch - $4.50

    Alief ISD Transitions Back to Application Requirement for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals
    Back to School and Back to Normal in the Cafeteria
    Houston, TX - During the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress authorized spending that allowed schools to serve free meals for all students. Those funds are not authorized to continue for the 2022-2023 school year. As a result, Alief ISD must return to charging for school meals and offering free and reduced-priced meals based on student eligibility. Starting on July 19, 2022, Alief ISD will begin distributing letters and applications to the households of the children in the district about eligibility benefits. Families are encouraged to complete the Application for Freed and Reduced-Price School Meals, also available at www.schoolcafe.com and return the completed form online or to any school office.
    The application will determine a child's eligibility for free and reduced-price meals and may assist in the determination of eligibility for other state or federal benefits. Only one application needs to be completed per household. Schools will notify the household of the child's eligibility. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) administers school nutrition programs in Texas and offers an eligibility calculator at www.SquareMeals.org/ProgramEligibility.
    Decisions regarding payment for school meals are at the national-government level, not by the school nutrition team or TDA. The dedicated staff at Alief ISD is looking forward to serving healthy, balanced meals to students in the new school year. These meals, whether paid, free, or reduced-price, offer a good source of nutrition for children.

    Please note that if you received a notification letter that a child is directly certified for free or reduced-price meals, do not complete an application.

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  • USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (English)

    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    1. mail:
      U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
      1400 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
    2. fax:
      (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
    3. email:

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    Para todos los demás programas de asistencia de nutrición del FNS, agencias estatales o locales y sus subreceptores, deben publicar la siguiente Declaración de No Discriminación:

    De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles. La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés.  Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339. Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resource-files/usda-program-discrimination-complaint-form-spanish.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:

    (1)  correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

    (2) fax: (833) 256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o

    (3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov

    Esta entidad es un proveedor que brinda igualdad de oportunidades.