Austin ISD to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students this School Year

Austin ISD students will receive free meals all year regardless of household income. 

Why it matters: Parents can skip packing a lunch and save money this year with free breakfast and lunch for every student.

  • This comes after the United States Department of Agriculture issued guidance in April that allows schools to provide free breakfast and lunch for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Yes, but: Even though meals are free for everyone, campuses will still collect income verification to help maintain demographic information needed for various types of funding for schools and potential state-funded benefits for families. Families may submit income verification during online enrollment, electronically on the AISD Cloud through the Parent Portal, or schools can provide a paper form. 

Go deeper: As a federally funded program, Austin ISD receives reimbursement for each meal served to students, so the more students who eat school meals, the more we can invest in higher quality food, maintain local jobs and support the Texas economy.

  • Austin ISD will also provide access to free meals for students participating in virtual learning.  

More info: Families may view daily menus, nutritional information, and allergens at

  • Questions? Families may contact AISD Food Service through Let’s Talk by texting 512-229-9110 or submitting a message online.


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