• Free and Reduced-price School Meals:

    The free and reduced-price lunch program is confidential, easy, and can help both your budget and your child’s school.

    Your child may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals and the extra benefits such as other reduced fees.

     

    How does a family qualify?

    If your household income is at or below the listed guidelines, or if your family receives food stamps, TANF, or FDPIR, you qualify! You can qualify for the program even if your situation is short-term, such as a temporary layoff.

    How does a family apply?

    Applications are available online, in your school office, and at the Nutrition Services offices, and can be returned to your school, the District offices or to the Nutrition Services office.  The Online appication is the quickest way for your family to be approved for free meals so it is recommended if possible. If your income or family size changes at any time during the school year, you may apply or reapply at that time. You can even reapply if you were already qualified for reduced-price meals and a change in your family’s situation makes you eligible for free meals. A new application (one per household) must be completed each school year to qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. If you have any questions about the program or how to apply, please contact Russ Knott or Donna Haggstrom at the OregonTrail School District, 503-668-3377.

    Use the link below to view the current year Income Eligibilty Guidelines for the 2021-2022 School Year 

    Income Eligibility Guidelines

     
    This program is open to all—discrimination is prohibited.

     

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

     

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

     

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

     

    (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    1400 Independence Avenue, SW

    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

    (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.