NO COST MEALS

MORE THAN A MEAL

Campus Catering prepares breakfast and lunch daily.  Meals are available for every EUSD student as part of the National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program.

For the 21/22 school year only, a Free/Reduced Price Meal application is not required to receive meals at no cost.  

However, qualified households are asked to complete an application that may help their school secure additional funding for services which include counseling, nursing, family supports, academic enrichment and intervention programs, and robust technology.  Eligible households may also receive other benefits including discounted home internet.

 Income Eligibility Guidelines

July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022

 The household size and income criteria identified below will be used to determine eligibility. Children from households with income at or below the levels shown here are eligible for no-cost breakfast and lunch and may also be eligible for additional benefits.  The information provided on the application will be used to determine eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school or program officials.

                                  2021-2022 No Cost Eligibility Scale 

Household Size Annual Monthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly

1 $ 23,828 $  1,986 $   993 $   917 $   459
2 $ 32,227 $  2,686 $  1,343 $   1,240 $   620
3 $ 40,626 $  3,386 $  1,693 $   1,563 $   782
4 $ 49,025 $  4,086 $  2,043 $  1,886 $   943
5 $ 57,424 $  4,786 $  2,393 $  2,209 $   1,105
6 $ 65,823 $  5,486 $  2,743 $   2,532 $  1,266
7 $ 74,222 $ 6,186 $  3,093 $  2,855 $  1,428
8 $ 82,621 $  6,886 $  3,443 $   3,178 $ 1,589

For each additional family member, add:

  $  8,399 $    700 $    350 $   324 $   162

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT—In accordance with Federal civil rights law and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for the benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  

Available to Qualified Applicants

Benefits Available to Qualified Applicants

 Additional Funding for your Child's School

Even if you don't plan to eat school meals, completing an application may help bring much-needed services to your school.  For each qualifies student, your school receives additional funding to use to improve educational programs schoolwide or provide targeted assistance to, especially needy students.   

Internet Essentials from Comcast
In addition to assistance with college application fees, testing fees, and other aid tied to qualifying for the national meal program, families are eligible for the “Internet Essentials” program from Comcast.

The program offers low-cost Internet service, computer equipment, and free digital literacy training to families with at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program.

Internet Essentials includes:

  • Home Internet service for $9.95 (plus tax) per month;

  • The option to buy a computer for $149.99 (plus tax); and

  • Access to online, in print, and in-classroom digital literacy training free of charge.

Comcast offers Internet Essentials in all areas where Comcast provides Internet service. Applicants cannot have subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the past 90 days, have an overdue Comcast bill, or unreturned equipment.

The Internet Essentials program guarantees no price increases, no activation fees, and no equipment rental fees.

 For additional information about Internet Essentials, including program eligibility criteria, call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376) toll-free or visit www.internetessentials.com or www.internetbasico.com

App

Households must complete a new application each school year to determine eligibility for no-cost meals and additional benefits.

 2021/2022 No-Cost Meal Application processing will commence at the  beginning of August, 2021.  Applications may be completed online or in paper hard copy.  Applications may be submitted any time during the school year.  


Apply online: 

Print a paper application: (Need pdf of application)

Printed applications for the 2021-2022 school year may be submitted for processing after July 15, 2021 to the EUSD Food Services, 116 North McClure Road, Modesto, CA 95357.  You may also submit printed applications for processing to the cafeteria at your school site throughout the school year.