Free & Reduced Eligibility
Children need healthy meals to learn. Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD offers healthy meals to our students every school day. The CFBISD Student Nutrition Department participates in the National School Lunch program which provides breakfast and lunch free or at a reduced cost to eligible families. Families who believe that their family may be eligible to receive meals free or at a reduced price, should click the link below for Frequently Asked Questions to determine if they may be eligible to apply. Families who believe they may be eligible for free or reduced price meals, should follow the instructions and apply below:
Paper applications will not be mailed to each household. Please apply online by clicking above. Paper applications will only be available at the Student Nutrition office at 1505 Randolph St., Carrollton, TX 75006 or from the Cafeteria Manager at the school. Parents should complete only one application per household.
The Student Nutrition Department will review all applications. Parents will be notified of the results within ten days of receipt of the application. Notification letters will be mailed to the address on file with the school so parents should ensure it is accurate. All applications will be handled privately and information will be kept confidential. Students who participate in this program will be treated in the same manner as those who pay the full price.
Parents may return the paper application to the schools, or Student Nutrition office. Applications can also be mailed to the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Student Nutrition Office, at 1505 Randolph St., Carrollton, TX 75006. Applications will be processed in the order that they are received. Each student who was enrolled on the last day of school and received benefits will continue to receive benefits for a short grace period until the new application is approved. Parents are encouraged to return applications as soon as possible to prevent the loss of benefits. A new application must be received each school year. If the grace period expires before an application is processed and approved, the student will be charged the full price for meal.
Privacy Act Statement: This explains how we will use the information you give us. The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced-price meals. You must include the last four digits of the Social Security number of the adult household member who signs the application.47 The Social Security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number48 or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a Social Security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced-price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs.
- 1. Who Can Get Free or Reduced-Price Meals?
- 2. What If I Disagree With the School’s Decision About My Application?
- 3. My Child’s Application Was Approved Last Year. Do I Need To Fill Out A New Application?
- 4. If I Don’t Qualify Now, May I Apply Later?
- 5. What If My Income Is Not Always The Same?
- 6. We Are in The Military. Do We Report Our Income Differently?
- 7. May I Apply If Someone in My Household Is Not a U.S. Citizen?
- 8. Will the Application Information I Give be Checked?
- 9. My Family Needs More Help. Are There Other Programs We Might Apply For?
- 10. Can I Apply Online?