For returning students who currently receive free and reduced meals, a new application must be submitted and approved prior to the October expiration date noted on your eligibility letter to avoid any interruption in program benefits. Please click on the Apply Online link above.
Please submit ONLY ONE application per household.
No. Complete one Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Application to apply for free or reduced-price meals for all children in the household. We cannot approve an incomplete application, so be sure to fill out all required information. Return the completed application to Fort Bend ISD Child Nutrition Dept, 555 Julie Rivers Dr, Sugar Land, TX, 77478, (281) 634-1855.Who can get free meals?
Carefully read the letter you received and follow the instructions. Call the Child Nutrition Department if you have further questions.My child’s application was approved last year. Do I need to fill out another one?
Yes. Your child’s application is only good for one school year and the first few days of the current school year.I receive WIC. Can my child(ren) get free meals?
Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Please fill out an application.What if my income is not always the same?
List the amount that you normally receive. Even if you missed some work in the last month, put down your usual pay. If you normally get overtime pay, include it. If you have lost a job or had your hours or wages reduced, use your current income.Do we include our housing allowance as income if we are in the military?
If you get an off-base housing allowance, it must be included as income. If your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance as income.
No, if combat pay is received because of deployment in addition to basic pay and was not received before deployment, combat pay is not counted as income.May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen?
Yes. You or your child(ren) do not have to be U.S. citizens to qualify for free or reduced-price meals.Will the information I give be checked?
Yes, and we may also ask you to send written proof.If I don’t qualify now, may I apply later?
Yes. You may apply at any time during the school year. If your household income or circumstances change, you may become eligible for free or reduced-price meals.Who should I include as members of my household?
You must include yourself, as well as others living with you who share income and expenses—related to you or not (grandparents, other relatives, or friends). You must include yourself and all children living with you. Do not include others who live with you who are economically independent—that is anyone you do not support, does not share income with you, and does pay a pro-rated share of expenses.What if I disagree with the district’s decision about my application?
You should call the Child Nutrition Department. You also may ask for a hearing by calling or writing to the Director of Child Nutrition, P.O.Box 1004, Sugar Land, TX, 77478-1004, (281) 634-1855.My family needs more help. Are there other programs we might apply for?
To find out how to apply for other assistance benefits, contact your local assistance office or 2-1-1.