Click Here to Apply for Free or Reduced Price Meals
  • Families are encouraged to apply for SNAP benefits to receive free meals for their students at school, and their family at home.  Families that receive SNAP benefits are eligible for free school meals without submitting a school meal benefits application.
  • A new meal benefits application must be submitted each school year for those interested in participating in the free or reduced meals program.
  • Online meal applications can be submitted by creating an account at
    • Learn more about setting up a SchoolCafé account and how to apply here
  • Only one application is needed for an entire household. 
  • Students are permitted to receive meal benefits based on last year’s meal status only until October 1, 2018, or until a new meal application has been processed. 
  • New applications are available from the school office.
  • Online applications are available in English and Spanish.  Paper applications are available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Burmese & Korean.  
    • Please call AISD Food Services (512) 414-0251 or contact AISD Refugee Services to arrange for a paper application. 
  • Don’t delay in completing this important document!
  • To expedite the approval process of a new meal application, we highly recommend that families submit the information on-line.

How to Create a SchoolCafe Account and Complete a Meal Benefits Application:

Income Guidelines:

Income eligibility guidelines are used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals administered by TDA (Texas Department of Agriculture).

Income eligibility guidelines can be found here

School Year 2018-19 Meal Prices

For meal application assistance, you may contact one of the Austin ISD Nutrition and Food Services Business Support Specialists below:

Tina Castillo (bilingual) 
Edgar Larrea (bilingual)