Free and Reduced Lunches

Free and Reduced Lunches

We are asking all Astoria SD families to complete the 2022-2023 Free and Reduced Meal Application to maintain our current benefit of free meals for all students.  

During the past two years, Astoria Schools have provided free meals for all students without applying for income eligibility, using COVID relief funds. We will continue providing free meals for all students this year but ask that families complete the free and reduced application. This school year is a snapshot year and will be used to maintain the current benefit of free lunches for all students for the next three years.  

If, in the future, we are unable to keep this benefit of free lunches for all students, Elementary (K-5) children may need to buy lunch for $2.45 and breakfast for $1.50;  Mid-level (6-8) lunch for $2.60 and breakfast for $1.50; Secondary (9-12) lunch for $3.00 and breakfast for $2.00. Children who qualify under income eligibility guidelines may get meals free or at reduced prices.

Guidelines have increased and families who did not qualify in the past may now qualify. Click the following link to view the updated eligibility chart and fill out the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application: https://www.ode.state.or.us/apps/frlapp.Only one application per household is needed. 
Federal & Oregon Expanded Income Guidelines
Federal & Oregon Expanded Income Guidelines (Spanish)

Along with helping to maintain free meals for all students, the information gained from this application also allows Astoria schools to qualify for additional funding for our programs and adds other benefits for qualifying students, including academic scholarships, academic field trips, and fee-waivers. 

Click the link below to apply online for Free and Reduced priced meals for your student(s).


For families who prefer not to apply online, you can print out the applications below and fax them to 503-325-8999 or mail them to:

Special Programs Office
785 Alameda Ave.
Astoria, OR 97103

If you have children attending more than one school in our district, you will only need to fill out one application for the household.

Please contact the Special Programs office at 503-325-0476 or email Daniel Lacy ([email protected]) for any questions or assistance.

Free & Reduced Application
How to Apply Free & Reduced
FAQ Free and Reduced

Solicitud para el hogar de comidas gratuitas o reducidas
Instrucciones de aplicación
FAQs Español.pdf (2021-2022 Version)

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in more than 101,000 public and nonprofit private schools and residential child-care institutions. Established under the National School Lunch Act and signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1946, the NSLP provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost and free lunches to more than 30 million children each school day. The meals must be offered for free or at a reduced-price for eligible children. They also must meet the Federal nutrition requirements in line with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which is updated every five years.