Apply Online for Free/Reduced Meals

  • If you have received a letter or email from the school district indicating that you currently receive free/reduced meals for the 2021 - 2022 school year, you do not need to apply.
     

    For a speedy review and approval process, parents/guardians can apply for free/reduced meals through SchoolCafe at any time.
     
     

Managing Your Child's Meals Account

  • To pre-pay your student's meal account & complete an application online to apply for free or reduced meals benefits.  855-729-2328 Toll free support line
    • You will need your student's ID number to register. If you do not know your student's ID number, call 281-988-3388.
    • Online applications are encouraged for faster response time.
    • View your student's cafeteria account balance and purchases.
    • Make secure online payments anytime, anywhere.
    • Set up hassle-free automatic payments for your student
    • Receive email messages when your account has a low balance

     

    All Alief ISD school cafeterias offer nutritionally balanced meals that meet USDA regulations. They include meat or a meat alternative, a vegetable and/or fruit, bread, and a choice of milk. A vegetarian entree is also available each day, as well as many traditional and reduced-fat a la carte and snack items.

    The Federal Meals Office - Location is 12400 High Star, Building T-248.   

     

    This school year, Alief ISD can offer healthy meals every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year.

    While no application or eligibility determination is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, income eligibility requirements will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year. As such, to establish eligibility for free or reduced-price meals for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete an application for free or reduced-price meals this school year.

    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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