Food & Nutrition Services Update

Families Encouraged to Complete Free & Reduced Price Meal Applications
Posted on 08/05/2022
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Families Encouraged to Complete Free & Reduced Price Meal Applications
Boise, ID -- 08/05/2022 -- Households in the Boise School District are encouraged to complete free and reduced price meal applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Due to federal pandemic waivers, Boise School District’s school meal program was permitted to offer free meals to all Boise School District students without a meal application through the end of the 2021-2022 school year.  
However, going forward, Congress has not extended these waivers to the 2022-2023 school year. That means beginning in August 2022 Boise School District students will be charged for meals based upon their benefit status. 
Your student automatically qualifies for free meals (without the need for a meal application) in the following situations:
  • Students who are directly certified (are members of a household receiving assistance under food stamps-SNAP, Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho-TAFI, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations-FDPIR, migrant, and foster programs) and students who are certified by the proper liaison as homeless or runaway will receive free breakfast and free lunch. 
  • Students who attend the following Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools will receive free breakfast and lunch:  Garfield, Hawthorne, Hillcrest, Jefferson, Koelsch, Morley Nelson, Whitney, Whittier, Taft, Frank Church, ASCENT.
  • Students who attend Grace Jordan and Horizon will receive free breakfast in the classroom (Provision 2 Breakfast) but will be charged for lunch based upon their benefit status.
  • Students who are enrolled in after-school enrichment programs at Garfield, Grace Jordan, Hawthorne, Hillcrest, Horizon, Jefferson, Koelsch, Morley Nelson, Taft, Whitney, Whittier, Hillside, and South will receive free supper
  • Students who are determined to qualify for meal benefits after completing a school year 2022-2023 household meal application will receive free or reduced priced breakfast and lunch.


Meal applications forms
Eligibility for free and reduced price meals is determined based on your household income and the number of household members (see Eligibility Guidelines). If you think your household qualifies for free or reduced priced meals you are encouraged to complete an online meal application
Need More Information?
Visit our Food & Nutrition Services website for information on menus, meal prices and learn how to apply for free or reduced priced meals. 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.