• National School Lunch Program

    Help Your School Receive Funding

    We need your help to ensure that your school receives important federal and/or state funding. You can help by doing either of the following:

    1. Complete an application for the National School Lunch Program, or
    2. Complete the Household Income Data Collection form

    If you qualify for the National School Lunch Program, your child is eligible for free or reduced-price meals! To see if you qualify, please refer to the 2018-2019 Income Eligibility Guidelines in the table below. You and/or your children do not need to be U.S. citizens to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. All information submitted as part of these applications is confidential.

    OPTION 1: Submitting an Application for the National School Lunch Program

    You can submit an application for the National School Lunch Program in either of the following ways:

    OPTION 2: Completing the Household Income Data Collection form

    If you choose for your student to not receive free or reduced-price meals, help your school to receive important additional funding from the state by completing the Household Income Data Collection form, linked below.

    Thank you!


    2018-2019 Income Eligibility Guidelines

    Household Size

    Year

    Month

    Twice Per Month

    Every Two Weeks

    Week

    1

    $22,459

    $1,872

    $936

    $864

    $432

    2

    $30,451

    $2,538

    $1,269

    $1,172

    $586

    3

    $38,443

    $3,204

    $1,602

    $1,479

    $740

    4

    $46,435

    $3,870

    $1,935

    $1,786

    $893

    5

    $54,427

    $4,536

    $2,268

    $2,094

    $1,047

    6

    $62,419

    $5,202

    $2,601

    $2,401

    $1,201

    7

    $70,411

    $5,868

    $2,934

    $2,709

    $1,355

    8

    $78,403

    $6,534

    $3,267

    $3,016

    $1,508

    For each additional family member add:

    $7,992

    $666

    $333

    $308

    $154


    NOTE: If any of the following apply, your child may already qualify for free or reduced-price meals:

    • All children in households receiving benefits from CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR are eligible for free meals.
    • Foster children under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals.
    • Children participating in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals.
    • Children who meet the definition of homeless, migrant, or runaway are eligible for free meals.


    Pricing

    Eligible students may receive meals at the reduced-price rate of $.40 for lunch and $.30 for breakfast. Students may buy lunch for $3.50 at the Elementary sites and $4.00 in the Junior Highs and High Schools. Breakfast is $2.00 at the Elementary schools and $2.75 at the Junior Highs and High Schools.


    More About The National School Lunch Program

    The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operated by Petaluma City Schools Food Services. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.