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Culinary Services

Free and Reduced Price Meals

Applying for School Meal Benefits

Students approved for free and reduced price meals may be eligible to receive reduced fees for the following programs:

  • Event Fees
  • Field Trips
  • Advanced Placement Tests
  • Running Start Books
  • Associated Student Body (ASB) Fees
  • Pre-College Exams (PSAT/SAT/ACT)
  • College Application Fees

Schools with free student meals 2022-23

Seattle Public Schools has several schools that will offer free meals (breakfast and lunch) for all students. See a list of schools that will offer free meals for all students.

Seattle Public Schools has several schools that will offer free meals (breakfast and lunch) for all students. If your student’s school does not appear on this list and you need assistance with student meal costs, please apply for the 2022-23 Free and Reduced Lunch application.

Families with students at the schools list below should complete the following form.

Family Income Survey in English

Translated Surveys

Aki Kurose Middle School
Alan T. Sugiyama High School
Bailey Gatzert Elementary School
Broadview-Thomson K-8 Elementary School
Chief Sealth High School
Cleveland High School
Concord Elementary School
Dearborn Park Elementary School
Denny Middle School
Dunlap Elementary School
Emerson Elementary School
Franklin High School
Garfield High School
Graham Hill Elementary School
Highland Park Elementary School
John Muir Elementary School
Kimball Elementary School
Leschi Elementary School
Licton Springs K-8 School
Lowell Elementary School
Madrona Elementary School
Maple Elementary School
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School
Meany Middle School
Mercer International Middle School
Northgate Elementary School
Olympic Hills Elementary School
Olympic View Elementary School
Orca K-8 School
Rainier Beach High School
Rainier View Elementary School
Rising Star Elementary School
Roxhill Elementary School
Sand Point Elementary School
Sanislo Elementary School
Seattle World School
South Shore K-8 School
Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
Viewlands Elementary School
Washington Middle School
West Seattle Elementary School
Wing Luke Elementary School

Who Should Apply?

If your student’s school is on the list above, please do not complete the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application. These schools have a different form for families. Please see above.

You should complete the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application if:

  • Your household income is SAME or LESS than the amount on the Income Chart below.
  • You receive Basic Food
  • You take part in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
  • You receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • You are applying for a Foster Child

How to Apply

We encourage all eligible families to submit a new application for free and reduced price meals prior to the start of each new school year. Applications are accepted anytime throughout the school year.

The application can be submitted online or paper applications are also available at every school office and lunchroom. Completed paper applications can be sent via email, fax, or mail to Culinary Services:

Online Application

Instructions on completing and submitting your application are provided below. Please email the Culinary Services Office at culinaryservices@seattleschools.org if you have questions or need additional assistance.

You can apply for free and reduced price meals online with our safe, private, and secure application on PayPams. More information on the online application process

Paper Application

Download the instructions and applications below. Complete and accurate applications are required for timely processing.

Income Chart

Family
Size
Yearly Gross IncomeMonthly Gross IncomeTwice Per Month Gross IncomeEvery Two Weeks Gross IncomeWeekly Gross Income
1$25,142$2,096$1048$967$484
2$33,874$2,823$1,412$1,303$652
3$42,606$3,551$1,776$1,639$820
4$51,338$4,279$2,140$1,975$988
5$60,070$5,006$2,503$2,311$1,156
6$68,802$5,734$2,867$2,647$1,324
7$77,534$6,462$3,231$2,983$1,492
8$86,266$7,189$3,595$3,318$1,659
Each
additional
household
member add:
+ $8,732+ $728+ $364+ $336+ $168