Please Apply On-line Using SchoolCafe
We recommend everyone apply on-line using our secure website.
This is a fast process. Thank you!
Go to Schoolcafe.com (click on green button for Schoolcafe on the left side of the screen) to apply for Free and Reduced Meals. Go to your current Schoolcafé account, log on, and go to “Apply for Free or Reduced Benefits”.
To make an account, go to Schoolcafe, register; add your students to your account, then go to “Apply for Free or Reduced Benefits”.
Paper Application: If you prefer a paper application, they are always available in the school office. Only one application per family is needed.
Confidentiality: Your child’s lunch status of free, reduced, or paid meals is kept confidential. Our software program uses a coding system to determine meal status. Every student is required to provide their lunch ID number (the teacher assists the younger students) for any purchases. Therefore paid, reduced, or free meal students all have the same procedures.
Direct Certification: Each year TDA makes available information about children who qualify for food stamps and were enrolled in the school district during the prior year. This is known as direct certification (DC). If you have other students in your household who were not listed on your approval letter, please contact the Child Nutrition Office: 817-367-1310 so we may add these students as approved.