Meal Applications

Free and Reduced Meal Program

Richardson ISD provides free and reduced-price meals for students who qualify through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs. Students must re-qualify for the program each year to receive benefits. This year’s grace period for students who had not yet applied to re-qualify for meal benefits ended on Tuesday September 26, 2023.

A parent or guardian must submit a meal benefit application for their student(s). Complete one application per household, even if the children in the home attend more than one school in Richardson ISD.

You can apply right now online! The process is quick, easy, and free!

Paper applications for meal benefits may be picked up at the school office or from the Child Nutrition Office. Applications are not distributed to every student at the beginning of each school year. They are accepted throughout the school year.

To avoid delays, complete one application per family. Print clearly and complete all required information. List everyone in the household and an adult signature is required. Multiple or incomplete applications will delay processing.

If a student was on the meal program at the end of the last school year, the benefit will carry over for the first 30 days of school. A new application must be submitted to continue benefits for each school year.

Families may apply for benefits at any time during the school year. If you have questions about meal benefits, please call 469-593-0102 or email

To Check Application Status

  • Visit the SchoolCafé website
  • Select your State (Enter State) and then your School District (Enter School District)
  • Enter the required information and
  • Click “Submit” to view your application status!
It’s that easy! You can also print your own letter for proof of meal benefits from this site.


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