Free Meals for All Through the 2021-22 School Year
- AISD will provide free meals for all students through June 2022.
- Meals are free for all students regardless of income, or without any application or documentation.
- At AISD, we encourage all students to take advantage of free school meals. As a federally funded program, we receive reimbursement for each meal served; the more students who eat with us the more funding we have to invest in the quality of our food, maintain local jobs, and support the Texas economy.
Breakfast in the Classroom & Breakfast After the Bell
AISD is proud to offer free Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) and Breakfast After the Bell (BAB) at many schools throughout the district. BIC is a room service–style program that provides an optional free breakfast for all students. BAB offers students a free grab-n-go meal served in a location convenient to students, such as hallways, entryways or the café. Both service methods allow students the opportunity to begin their day with a healthy meal with their teacher and classmates, after the start of the school day.
All AISD schools will provide free lunch through the serving line in the café.
In addition to breakfast and lunch, AISD provides free after-school meals at many schools. After-school meal programs at AISD operate under the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a USDA federally funded program that offers evening meals to qualified campuses. Meals served at AISD meet the nutrition requirements established by the CACFP.
After-school programs that participate in the CACFP give children and teenagers the nutrition they need, and draw them into constructive activities that are safe, fun, and filled with opportunities for learning.
Campuses that are interested in participating in offering after-school meals or snacks should complete the form below and submit to their Cafeteria Manager. AISD Food Service will determine eligibility upon receiving the application and will notify the Program Coordinator before program feeding can begin.
If you have any questions regarding after-school meals at AISD, please contact your Cafeteria Manager or AISD Food Service at 512-414-0251.
For questions or concerns regarding the CACFP, please contact USDA at 1-866-873-2263 or Texas Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition at 1-800-TELL-TDA (835-5832). Together we are Building for the Future.
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
While all Austin ISD students receive free meals for the 2021-22 school year, the district has a number of schools that participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program. Families enrolled in CEP schools may automatically be eligible for one-time state funded benefit programs, such as the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT).
Austin ISD schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program:
Pre-K and Early Childhood Centers: Uphaus ECC
Elementary Schools: Allison, Andrews, Barrington, Blackshear, Blanton, Blazier, Boone, Brown, Campbell, Casey, Cook, Cunningham, Dawson, Galindo, Govalle, Graham, Guerrero-Thompson, Harris, Hart, Houston, Jordan, Joslin, Kocurek, Langford, Linder, McBee, Menchaca, Norman-Sims, Oak Springs, Odom, Ortega, Overton, Padron, Palm, Pecan Springs, Perez, Pickle, Pillow, Pleasant Hill, Reilly, Rodriguez, Sanchez, St. Elmo, Sunset Valley, Travis Heights, Walnut Creek, Widen, Williams, Winn, Wooldridge, Wooten, Zavala
Middle Schools: Bedichek, Burnet, Covington, Dobie, Garcia YMLA, Lively, Martin, Mendez, Paredes, Sadler Means YWLA, Webb
High Schools: Akins ECHS, Crockett ECHS, Eastside Memorial ECHS, Garza Independence, GPA at Navarro, GPA at Travis, International, LBJ ECHS, Navarro ECHS, Northeast ECHS, Travis ECHS
Other Campuses: Alternative Learning Center, Rosedale School