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Meal Application Information

Beginning July 1, 2020 we will be able to accept online meal applications for the 2020-21 School Year.

You may click on application link below to go to Please follow the instructions on link to submit the online application:

All Students must reapply for free/reduced meal benefits each school year!

Only complete one application per family. The information you provide us is strictly confidential and will only be used to determine your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals.

You will be notified either by email/mail of your child’s status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money. If you submitted an application and have not received a response letter, by 10 business days, contact Nutrition Services at 619-825-5600 x2601.

The USDA will not back pay for meals purchased prior to eligibility determination and therefore the parent/guardian will be responsible for paying these charges.

If your student(s) was on free or reduced meals last school year, your student will continue to receive free or reduced meals for only the first 30 school days of school. Carryover benefits will end October 1, 2020 and the status will be changed to paid. Once this occurs students will need to pay full price for their lunch meals.
Direct Certification - If you are receiving CalWORKs OR CalFresh (previously Food Stamps), you may receive a letter indicating your student's free meal eligibility. No further action is necessary. If you are receiving CalWORKs/CalFresh but did not receive an eligibility letter from the Lemon Grove School District by August 21st, please complete a meal application.
The online meal application is available in English, Spanish and Chinese 
*District Office and Schools Sites have a computer available to complete meal applications onsite.
Confidential notification of meal eligibility status will be sent via email or the United States Postal Service. Please make sure your household's correct email and mailing address are on the application and given to the school office.    
 You may contact Nutrition Services by phone at 619-825-5600 x2601
Women Infants & Children (WIC): Families that qualify for free or reduced meals may also qualify for WIC. To learn more about WIC and find out if you qualify click on the link below