Meal Programs

Free Meals for All Through the 2020-21 School Year

  • The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) recently announced an extension of current school meal programs through the 2020-21 school year. Through the federally-funded program, all Austin ISD students will receive free school meals through June 3, the last day of school.
  • Learn more at www.austinisd.org/openforlearning/meals

Meals in the Classroom

AISD will provide meals in the classroom, or socially-distanced cafeteria, at all schools when in-person learning resumes for the 2020-21 school year.

Community Eligibility Provision

No matter where or how meals are served, all students at schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program receive free school breakfast and lunch, without completing a meal benefits application.
 
Participation in the CEP is based on the percentage of directly certified students. Directly certified students are those who qualify for free meal benefits without the use of meal benefit applications, for example those directly certified through state-funded programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).  Families may apply for state-funded benefits at www.YourTexasBenefits.com.

No documentation is needed for students to receive free school meals, however families not currently receiving state-funded benefits are asked to provide income verification. This information may be submitted during the online enrollment process, through the Parent Cloud or an income verification form will be provided to parents. Income verification is needed to help maintain the demographic information at each campus, which is used for various funding sources and programs.

AISD campuses participating in the CEP for the 2020-21 school year

All campuses that participated in the CEP during the 2019-20 school year will continue through the 2020-21 school year. 

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
  • Metz
  • 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

After-School Meals

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.

CACFP Eligible Campuses for the 2020-21 School Year:

  • Akins Early College High School
  • Allison Elementary
  • Andrews Elementary
  • Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
  • Barrington Elementary
  • Bedichek Middle School
  • Bertha Sadler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy
  • Blackshear Elementary
  • Blanton Elementary
  • Blazier Elementary
  • Boone Elementary
  • Brentwood Elementary
  • Burnet Middle School
  • Campbell Elementary
  • Casey Elementary
  • Cook Elementary
  • Covington Middle School
  • Crockett Early College High School
  • Cunningham Elementary
  • Dawson Elementary
  • Dobie Middle School
  • Eastside Memorial Early College High School
  • Galindo Elementary
  • Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy
  • Govalle Elementary
  • Graham Elementary
  • Guerrero-Thompson Elementary
  • Harris Elementary
  • Hart Elementary
  • Houston Elementary
  • International High School
  • Jordan Elementary
  • Joslin Elementary
  • Langford Elementary
  • LASA
  • LBJ Early College High School
  • Linder Elementary
  • Lively Middle School
  • Martin Middle School
  • McBee Elementary
  • Menchaca Elementary
  • Mendez Middle School
  • Metz Elementary
  • Navarro Early College High School
  • Norman-Sims Elementary
  • Northeast Early College High School
  • Oak Springs Elementary
  • Odom Elementary
  • Ortega Elementary
  • Overton Elementary
  • Padron Elementary
  • Palm Elementary
  • Paredes Middle School
  • Pecan Springs Elementary
  • Perez Elementary
  • Pickle Elementary
  • Pillow Elementary
  • Pleasant Hill Elementary
  • Reilly Elementary
  • Rodriguez Elementary
  • Sanchez Elementary
  • Sunset Valley Elementary
  • T.A. Brown Elementary
  • Travis Early College High School
  • Travis Heights Elementary
  • Uphaus Early Childhood Center
  • Walnut Creek Elementary
  • Widen Elementary
  • Williams Elementary
  • Winn Elementary
  • Wooldridge Elementary
  • Wooten Elementary
  • Zavala Elementary

 

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. 

AISD CACFP After School Meals Application AISD After School Snack Application

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
 

Summer Food Service Program

Children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive—even when school is out. Through the Summer Food Service Program, AISD continues to serve free breakfast and lunch to local children and teens ages 18 and younger, regardless of economic status and whether or not the child attends AISD. Participants enjoy meals without any registration or identification requirements. Kids simply show up at a participating site to receive a healthy meal. 

The Summer Food Service Program is available at more than 50 AISD schools each summer. Federal regulations require the schools where the program is offered to have at least 50 percent of students during the regular school year who qualify for free or reduced-price meals.