AUSD Offers Free and Reduced-Price Meals

AUSD Offers Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) announces its policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the national school lunch program, school breakfast program, and/or the afterschool snack program through June 30, 2021. Children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household income is less than or equal to the federal guidelines.

Households do not need to turn in an application when the household receives a notification letter saying that all children automatically qualify for free meals when any household member receives benefits from CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR.

Children who meet the definition of foster, homeless, migrant, or runaway, and children enrolled in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals. Contact school officials if any child in the household is not on the notification letter. The household must let school officials know if they do not want to receive free or reduced-price meals.

Households that want to apply for meal benefits, must fill out one application for all children in the household and give it to the nutrition office at 2060 Challenger Dr. Applications can be found and printed online at For a simple and secure method to apply, use the online application at

Contact Andrea Assia at 510-337-7079 for help filling out the application. The nutrition office will let you know if your application is approved or denied for free or reduced-price meals.