Free & Reduced Lunch

Free and Reduced Lunch

October 9th is the 2018-2019 Free & Reduced Application Deadline

If your child received free or reduced-priced meals last school year, they are automatically receiving the meal benefits for the first 30 days of the 2018-2019 school year.  On October 9th, only students whose parents submitted a 2018-2019 application and qualified for the program, will receive free or reduced-priced meals.

At any time during the school year, you may apply for your children to receive free or reduced rate breakfast and lunch meals.  If your household income changes or a new member joins your family, you may apply for the first time or reapply with the update information.

To apply online

  • Go to
  • Please follow the application directions carefully so your application can be processed quickly. If you have more than one child attending NISD schools, combine their names on one application.
  • A new application must be completed each school year.
  • An application cannot be approved until all requested fields have been completed and signed by an adult household member.
  • 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.

NISD & Aramark Detailed Letter

2018-19 NISD Parent Letter (English)

2018-2019 NISD Parent Letter (Spanish)