Federal Meal Assistance Program
Applications for the 2023-24 Meal Assistance Program are now being accepted.Printable Meal Assistance Applications:What is the Meal Assistance Program?DVUSD participates in the federal National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. The program allows DVUSD to offer both breakfast and lunch meals at discounted prices for those students who qualify under the program's income guidelines.How do I know if my child qualifies for the program?Household size and income criteria are used to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits if the household does not receive assistance or the children are not in the other categories mentioned above. Children can get free or reduced-price meals if the household’s gross income falls at or below the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guideline chart.
To determine whether your child/children are eligible for discounted meal pricing, you must complete a Free and Reduced Price School Meals Household Application. Applications become available online 30 days before the start of the school year (Complete an application at www.EZMealApp.com). Once school has started, the application is also available in the school cafeteria, your school's front office, or here at the Food & Nutrition Department office.
Applications are processed within 10 days of receipt. A notification letter will be sent to the address listed on the application to inform you of your child/children’s eligibility status once eligibility has been determined.
My child/children qualified for the program last year; do I need to complete a new application?
Yes. Students who participated in the Meal Assistance program last school must reapply each school year. Students who participated in the meal assistance program in the 2022-2023 school year will be eligible for the same benefits in the first 30 days of the 2023-2024 school year only.
All students must submit a new application by September 11, 2023 to continue receiving benefits, if eligible. If a new application is not received by September 12, 2023 students will pay the full meal price starting September 12, 2023.If you are new to DVUSD, your eligibility from your previous school does not carry over. Families are responsible for any charges accrued on a students' account until an approved application is on file.
When is the application due?
For the 2023-2024 school year, the deadline for re-applications is September 11, 2023. If no re-application is received by September 11th your student(s) will pay the full meal price starting September 12, 2023, until an application is received.If you do not qualify for the Meal Assistance Program now, an application can be submitted any time throughout the school year. For example, if there has been a change in your family circumstances (i.e. job loss, change in living arrangements, etc.) your child/children may become eligible if your income drops below the income limits.Where do I submit my application?
For fastest processing, please return applications directly to the cafeteria. Returning them to the classroom can result in a delay in processing.If you have any questions regarding the Meal Assistance Program, please contact Lisa Romberg in the Food & Nutrition Department at 623-445-5166 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also find the help you need by reviewing the FAQ below.This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.
- Applications can be submitted online via http://www.EzMealApp.com.
- Completed paper applications can be mailed or dropped off at the Food & Nutrition Department, located at 21421 N. 21st Ave., Building 2, Phoenix, AZ 85027.
- Paper applications can also be hand delivered to the school’s cafeteria manager.