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Free, Reduced-Price Meal Applications

How can parents save money and possibly improve funding for their child’s school at the same time? Complete the meal application that will arrive at home during the first week of August, and submit it for processing.

Students who are directly certified to receive free meals will receive a letter to this effect, instead of a meal application. High school students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals may also qualify for fee waivers for college preparation tests. Notices of eligibility determination will be sent home from school.

Each student’s PIN (personal identification number) is included in the meal information packet and is used at the cafeteria points of service. Meal prices and guidelines are included in the packet to help parents set up an online account for students who pay for meals.

The Long Beach Unified School District offers a variety of healthful, kid-friendly, food choices at every school. Parents who do not receive an application in the mail can pick one up at their child’s school or the Nutrition Center.