Free Meals Through June 2022
All Frisco ISD students will be able to receive free breakfast and lunch each school day for the duration of the 2021-22 school year, thanks to a nationwide waiver from the USDA that allows school districts to take advantage of the Seamless Summer Option though June 2022. Although there are no income requirements to receive free meals this school year, FISD is still urging families who qualify to apply for free or reduced-price meals in order to access a wealth of other benefits. See the application and more details below.
How Can Students Receive a Free Meal?
All schools must offer foods, individually or in combination dishes, from the following main food groups (called meal components):
Meat or Meat Alternative
The minimum number of components required for a well-balanced, reimbursable meal is three. A reimbursable meal must include the selection of at least one fruit or one vegetable. If a student chooses at least three meal components and at least one fruit or vegetable, the meal will be free for the duration of the 2021-22 school year, regardless of family income.
Students who select fewer than three components, or who do not choose a fruit or vegetable, will be charged for their selections based on a la carte prices. This applies to both breakfast and lunch.
What Makes a Meal Guide (PDF)
Frisco ISD will distribute free to-go meals once a week from two middle school locations. In the 2021-22 school year, the curbside distribution is only available to FISD students enrolled in the online option, and student ID number is required. In-person students are not eligible to pick up meals since they can receive free meals on campus. See the meal request form for pickup details and to sign up.
Free and Reduced Application
Although no application is required for students to receive free meals during the 2021-22 school year, Frisco ISD is still urging families who may qualify for free or reduced-price meals to submit an application. There are a number of additional benefits, detailed below, that students can receive when a family qualifies and shares their eligibility status. In addition, Frisco ISD receives additional state and federal funding for each student who qualifies for free or reduced-price meals. These funds provide extra academic support and resources to students and schools.
Apply for Meal Benefits Online
Online Application Help Guide
Applications for the 2021-22 school year may be completed electronically at www.schoolcafe.com/friscoisd, printed directly from the Frisco ISD website, or picked up from your child’s campus or or the Child Nutrition District office. Applications received electronically at www.schoolcafe.com/friscoisd are processed more quickly. NOTE: We can only process applications for the current school year. Please submit only one form per household.
Paper applications are available in each school’s office and in the school Nutrition Office. In addition, applications may be downloaded and printed from our website. All paper applications must be submitted in the original form with original signature. It is free to use SchoolCafé if you would like to apply for Free and Reduced-Priced Meals.
Completed applications must be returned to Frisco ISD, Attn: Christie Lesnau, 12050 Rolater Road, Frisco, Texas. Any questions regarding the approval process should be directed to 469-633-6997 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the Free/Reduced Meal Application(English)
Download the Free/Reduced Meal Application(Spanish)
Directions for Free/Reduced Lunch (English)
Directions for Free/Reduced Lunch (Spanish)
Why Apply for Meal Benefits
Parents should submit a free and reduced-price meal application in order to access the following additional benefits in the 2021-22 school year. In addition, approved 2021-22 applications will ensure student eligibility for free or reduced-price meals during the first 30 days of the 2022-23 school year while 2022-23 applications are being processed.
Reduced fees for Frisco ISD courses and activities such Summer School, field trips and graduation. Organizations associated with FISD, such as after-school programs and booster clubs, also offer discounts or assistance.
Frisco ISD’s Technology Outreach Program (TOP) provides free technology to elementary students who don’t have access to a computer or wifi at home. A discounted rate is also available for take-home technology at the high school level.
Free food, hygiene products and more from outside organizations like Frisco Fastpacs, Lovepacs Frisco and Refresh Frisco, which utilize student meal status to determine eligibility
Free dual credit courses from Collin College, reduced costs for AP Exams, waived SAT and ACT fees, free test prep resources and waived application fees with participating colleges
Access to additional staff, instructional materials and other academic support. The amount of state and federal funding available to support these resources is based on the number of FISD students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals.
Access to Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) payments authorized by the federal government, including the recently added $375 benefit for summer 2021 when new recipients apply by August 28, 2021