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Meal Applications

You may apply for free and reduced meals
at any time 
during the school year.

 

Applications are available at:

Food and Nutrition Services Department
294 Green Valley Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076 

Monday through Friday
7:00am to 3:00pm

 

Or apply online at the following link:

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Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to the Food Service Department. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. DO NOT INCLUDE FOSTER CHILDREN. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.

Foster Children - In certain cases, foster children are eligible for free and reduced-price meals regardless of your income. If you have foster children living with you and want to apply for them, please contact us.

 

 

Benefits of Qualifying for the Free & Reduced Meal Program

 

  • Free and Reduced Meals at School
    • When qualified your student will receive free or reduced priced breakfast and lunch at school
  • Discounted Services for Internet and PG&E
    • Low-income families also qualify for an Internet discount through Comcast’s Internet Essentials, a program that is available wherever Comcast provides service in California and other states. Subscribers get monthly high-speed Internet service for $9.95 per month and a low-cost computer.
    • PG&E’s The California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program provides a monthly discount on energy bills for income-qualified households and housing facilities. Qualifications are based on the number of persons living in your home and your total annual household income.
  • Reduced or Waived Fees for Testing and College Applications
    • Advanced Placement (AP) Testing
      • 10th, 11th & 12th Graders
      • Fee reduced from $89 to $5 per test
    • PSAT Testing
      • 11th grade
      • Fees waived
    • SAT & ACT
      • 11th and 12th grade
      • Fees waived
    • College Applications Waivers
      • 12th grade