The Federal Meals office is responsible for determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals of schools that participate in the National School Lunch and breakfast programs, Title 1 and National Assessment programs.
Applications are available at the school office or may be picked up in the cafeteria. For a child to be eligible for free or reduced price benefits, the household must submit a complete application and be either categorically eligible or have a total household income at or below the amounts on the USDA income chart that accompanies the applications.
Records will be kept for a period of five years. All information that is provided is treated confidentially and will be safeguarded and available only to the responsible Food Service personnel, Arizona Department of Education Child Nutrition program reviewers, and Arizona Department of Education auditors.
One percent of applications are randomly selected and verified in November of each year. Verification is conformation of eligibility for free and reduced price meals.
TUSD has over 35,000 students that qualify for the free and reduced-price program and we accept applications at any time during the school year.
For further information contact the Federal Meals Office at TUSD Food Services, (520) 225-4700