Meal Sense (Free & Reduced Program)
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We are accepting Free & Reduced-Priced School Meal applications for the 2019-2020 School Year! 

Free & reduced-priced school meals are provided to students whose families meet certain income requirements.  Students on the Free & Reduced program may get 1 Breakfast & 1 Lunch Combo Meal daily for their free or reduced-meal price.  Free & Reduced prices don’t apply towards a la carte items (chips, capri-suns, packaged snacks, etc).  All serving lines offer a la cart items so please let your child know they only qualify for a Combo Meal.  

Parents/guardians are responsible for all meal account charges prior to being accepted on the Free & Reduced program
.  This also applies if your child falls off the program once the grace period ends.  All charges accrued from the time they fall off the program until they are back on the program are the parents/guardians responsibility.  


Paper Applications are available on the Food Service website, at the food service office and at all NISD schools.

Apply Online (2019-2020 Applications)
Online applications are processed faster than paper application!

  • Apply online at http://northwestisd.schoollunchapp.com

  • You are encouraged to submit free & reduced applications before school begins.  Parents are responsible for all charges to a child’s meal account until their application is approved.

  • A new application must be completed each school year.

  • If you have more than one child attending Northwest ISD schools, add all names to one application.

  • Please follow the application directions carefully so your application is processed quickly.  An application cannot be approved until all requested fields are completed.

  • If your Pre-K child was automatically enrolled on the free and reduced program, your other children will NOT automatically be on the program.  You must complete an application for all other children. 

  • If your child received free or reduced priced meals last year, they will automatically received the meal benefits for the first 30 days of school.  After 30 days, only students who submitted a new application this school year and qualified for the program will receive free or reduced price meals.  If your child falls off the program once the grace period ends, all charges accrued are the parents/guardians responsibility.

  • If your household receives benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), then your child may automatically qualify for free school meals. Please contact the Food Service Office Department to determine if you are required to fill out an application.

Apply With Paper Application

Return completed paper applications by


What If I Need Additional Assistance?
Please contact
Christina Day, Office Manager and Free & Reduced Specialist,     
(817) 215-0053
CDay@nisdtx.org

Check Your Application Status Online
  • Go to www.schoollunchstatus.com


  • New or preschool students, may NOT show they have qualified for the program until the school completely enrolls the child into their system.  If you have multiply children on the program, the child who is new to the district will not appear with the siblings until the school fully enrolls the child.

  • You may submit a Free & Reduced application without a student ID for new students.  Once they are enrolled in the school, the application will begin processing.

  • If your child is enrolled at Northwest ISD the application status is typically available within 48 hours after submitting your completed online application.

Students On The Program

  • Students on the Free & Reduced program may get 1 Breakfast & 1 Lunch Combo Meal daily for their free or reduced price.  

  • Free & Reduced prices don’t apply towards a la carte items (chips, capri-suns, packaged snacks, etc).  All serving lines offer a la cart items so please let your child know they only qualify for a Combo Meal.  

  • At High School, students on the program may get a Combo Meal at Rock Hill, Home Zone & Custom Brothers.  Free & Reduced prices don’t apply to high school franchise brands: Pizza Hut, Java City, Subway, Red Mango, etc.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to provide proof of income with my application?
A: You only have to provide proof of income if you are applying for Pre-K with your child’s school. However, families are randomly selected for income verification once a year. Families that are selected will have to provide proof of income or will be dropped from the program.

Q: If my child was on the program last year, do I need to complete another application?
A:  Yes, a new application must be completed each school year.  If you received free/reduced-priced meals last year, your children will continue to receive meal benefits the first 30 business days of school. During that time, a new application must be completed for free/reduced meals to continue.  If a new application is not submitted, your child will be dropped from the program after the 30 day grace period.  If your child falls off the program once the grace period ends, all charges accrued are the parents/guardians responsibility.

Q: What type of income should be included on the form?
A:  All types of income must be included, including employment income, social security benefits, child support, etc. You must report how often it is received. 

Q: 
Is the form available in Spanish? 
A: Yes. 

Q: 
What if I have no income? 
A: If you do not have an income at the time of the application, we will approve the application temporarily for 60 days. After the 60 days, your child will be dropped from the program unless a new application is filed showing some type of income, food stamp or TANF case number. 

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