Free and Reduced Meal Application
|Important: Applications for 2018-2019 school year are now available online through www.schoolcafe.com.|
Families can apply for Free and
Reduced Price Meals ONLINE!
The process is SAFE, SECURE,
PRIVATE, and available through
Click here for a short video on the online application process.
All students who qualify for free or reduced price meals receive breakfast and lunch meals free of charge. Instructions on completing and submitting your application are provided below. Please contact Laurie Bishop, Meal Benefits Coordinator, at 503-356-3957, if you have questions or need additional assistance.
Download the instructions and applications below. Complete and accurate applications are required for timely processing.
2018-2019 Free and Reduced Price School Meal Applications:
* If your student qualifies for free or reduced price meals, discounted or free school services may also be available (see information below).
Submitting Applications Before the School Year Begins
We encourage all eligible families to submit a new application for free and reduced price meals prior to the start of each new school year. This allows the application to be processed and the correct eligibility established before school starts. Families have the ability to fill out the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application online at www.schoolcafe.com. Copies of applications will also be available at every school office.
Walker Rd, St. 1400
Beaverton, OR 97006-8927
Applications can also be emailed to NS-MealBenefits@beaverton.k12.or.us or faxed to 503.356.3965.
Submitting Applications After the School Year Begins
Applications are accepted anytime throughout the school year and can be submitted to your student's lunchroom, mailed to Nutrition Services, or filled on line.
- Proof of Eligibility: The
information you provide may be verified at any time. You may be asked to
send information to prove your student is eligible to receive free and
reduced priced meals
- Hearing on Decision: If
you do not agree with the decision on your student's application or the
process used to prove income eligibility, you may talk with Michael
Vetter, the fair hearing official. You have the right to a fair hearing
which may be arranged by calling or writing Laurie Bishop, Nutrition
Services, 18640 NW Walker RD, St. 1400, Beaverton, OR 97006, Telephone 503.356.3957.
- Reapplying for Benefits:
You may apply for benefits any time during the school year. If you should
have a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, or
become unemployed, or receive basic food, FDPIR or TANF, you may be
eligible for benefits and may fill out an application at that time.
- Meal benefits eligibility letter:
If you applied through schoolcafe.com,
your letter will be in the schoolcafe.com
dashboard, under eligibility benefits. You can also request a letter at
If your student qualifies for free or reduced price meals,
discounted or free school services may also be available. Ask your school
for more information about benefits available at your school. Benefits vary from school to school. Please fill out the Permission to Share Form
so we can share your information with other school programs. Benefits may
The Beaverton School District is committed in providing healthy meals to all students. No student will go without a balance meal regardless of their account balance. Members of the community may contribute funds to help cover the negative balance of the student's meal account.
Please follow the following link to make a donation to Nutrition services.
Once at the site, for the School select Beaverton School District, then under Item choose Nutrition Services Meal Program Donations and under Memo please type in the school to which you want your donations to go to.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department 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 benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) E-mail: email@example.com.
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