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Free & Reduced Benefits

Free and Reduced-Price Meals are available to families who qualify. If your family chooses to apply, please apply on the Free and Reduced-Price School Meals application available in your school's front office. See the entire Eligibility Guidelines here
  • Paper applications are available at your school office or the PISD Administration Building.
  • After completing a paper application, return it to your school's front office.
  • If you need additional assistance, please email Joann Smith at or call the Nutrition office at 817-341-5000.

You will be notified of your child's status. Until notification, you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

Please do not complete more than ONE paper application per family.
The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally-funded school benefits.

Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: including parents, children, and grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.