Meal Payments & Menus

Free/Reduced Price Meals

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During the 2021-2022 school year, Snyder ISD and other schools were fortunate to receive a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), allowing the district to extend our no-cost meals to all students through the end of this school year.  Unfortunately, this waiver will not be available for the 2022-2023 school year, and the district will return to our standard pricing. We know this will impact many families and wanted to provide you with information as soon as possible.  

How do I Apply?
If you have not completed a free and reduced lunch form, please do one of the following asap. 

1. Visit your child's campus to complete a form.

2. Visit the administration building at 2901 37th St. to complete a form.

3. You may also download, print, and complete the form here.

Quicklinks

Contact

325-574-8620

Email: foodservice@snyderisd.net

Even if you do not think you are eligible, completing the form during registration provides several benefits:  

  • Your family will receive a 50% discount on standard technology fees

  • Snyder ISD will be able to apply for state and federal funding opportunities that benefit our students. 

  • Your child may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals if they meet the income requirements. 

Breakfast will remain free to all students, and we will set regular meal prices as reasonable as possible (pricing will be announced after board approval later in July). 

The application will determine a child’s eligibility for free and reduced-price meals and may assist in the determination of eligibility for other state or federal benefits. Only one application needs to be completed per household. Schools will notify the household of the child’s eligibility. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) administers school nutrition programs in Texas and offers an eligibility calculator at www.SquareMeals.org/ProgramEligibility


Decisions regarding payment for school meals are made at the national-government level, not by the school nutrition team or TDA. We are looking forward to serving healthy, balanced meals to students in the new school year. These meals, whether paid, free, or reduced-price, offer a good source of nutrition for children. 



Criteria for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits

The following criteria will be used to determine a child’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meal benefits: 

Income Eligibility

  1. Household income that is at or below the income eligibility levels 

Categorical or Automatic Eligibility

  1. Household receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

Program Participant Eligibility

  1. Child’s status as a foster child, homeless, runaway, migrant, or displaced by a declared disaster 

  2. Child’s enrollment in Head Start or Even Start 

Income Eligibility

For those households that qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on income, an adult in the household must fill out free and reduced-price meal application and return it to {insert name, title, and contact information}. Those individuals filling out the application will need to provide the following information:

  1. Names of all household members

  2. Amount, frequency, and source of current income for each household member

  3. Last 4 digits of the Social Security number of the adult household member who signs the application or, if the adult does not have a social security number, check the box for 

“No Social Security number” 

  1. Signature of an adult household member attesting that the information provided is correct


Applications may be submitted anytime during the school year. The information households provide on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility. Applications may also be verified by the school officials at any time during the school year.

Unexpected Circumstances

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact the school. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the attached current income eligibility guidelines.

In the operation of child feeding programs, no child will be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, national origin, age, or disability. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 

  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or 

  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

help for families

help for families to buy food

Pandemic EBT provides food benefits of $7.10 per school day when children miss school meals due to COVID. Texas is providing P-EBT benefits for the 2021-2022 school year to eligible children. 

To qualify for P-EBT benefits, children must be certified eligible for free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program at their Texas school for the 2021-2022 school year. Receiving school meals for free does not automatically qualify a child for P-EBT. 

Learn more: www.hhs.texas.gov/PEBT