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2018-2019 Applications

Food Services Manager


Melissa Fite
527-1272 ext 1206


Food Services

School Lunch Pricing

Breakfast: $2.25
Lunch: $3.25
Milk: $0.50  (If milk is purchased without the lunch, students are charged $0.50 regardless of eligibility status.)


Eligibility for Free or Reduced Price Meals

Everyone is encouraged to apply.  You do not necessarily need to participate in an assistance program in order to qualify.   

If you currently receive Food Stamps, California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CALWORKS), Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payment (Kin-GAP), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits, your child may receive free meals. 

If your total household income is the same or less than the amounts on the income scale on the application, your child may receive meals free or at a reduced price. "Household" means a group of related or non-related individuals who are living as one economic unit and sharing living expenses. Living expenses include rent, clothes, food, doctor bills, and utility bills. 

A foster care child who is the legal responsibility of the welfare agency or ward of the court may be eligible to receive free or reduced priced meals regardless of your income. Foster children must have a separate application from other children in your household; their eligibility is based on their "Personal Use Income".

Your application and information is kept strictly confidential. 

Program Applications

Tehama County Food Bank Program

The Tehama County Food Bank Program distributes USDA surplus food throughout Tehama County each month for low-income residents.  Follow this link for eligibility requirements, application details, and distribution dates, times, and locations. 

Summer Meal Programs

Each year the California Dept of Education's Nutrition Services Division posts locations for Summer Meal Service Sites at

If you do not have internet access, you can find the locations by calling the National Hunger Hotline at 866-3HUNGRY (866-348-6479) or 877-8HAMBRE (877-842-6273).

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Free or Reduced School Lunch Applications

Please check back soon for 2015/2016 applications

The program requires a new application to be completed each school year, even if your child participated in the program last year.