Free or Reduced Price Meals Program

  •  Meal Eligibility Benefits process – Household Income Data Collection Form

    If you think your family may be eligible for free or reduced meal benefits, please fill out a Household Income Data Collection form in English or Spanish. Students who received free or reduced meals eligibility last school year must fill out the Household Income Data Collection form for this school year to maintain eligibility.  Only one form is necessary per household.  Forms have been mailed to you but are also available online at, at school office or the Food service office at St. Helena Elementary next to the cafeteria.  All information on forms remains confidential within food services and for district purposes only. 


    Why should I fill out the Household Income Data Collection Form if meals are free to all students this year?

            If you qualify, free or reduced-priced eligibility meal benefits gives you other benefits such as reduced school and activity fees, medical benefits, housing benefits, utility benefits and additional school funding for programs that help everyone!

            Households do not need to turn in a household income data collection form when the household receives a notification letter saying that all children automatically qualify for free meal benefits when any household member receives benefits from  CalFresh,              CalWORKs, or FDPIR. Children who meet the definition of foster, homeless, migrant, or runaway, and children enrolled in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meal eligibility benefits. Contact school officials if any child in the household is not on the            notification letter.  The household must let school officials know if they do not want to qualify for free or reduced-price meal eligibility benefits.