Eanes ISD

Meal Benefits Application

Seamless Summer Option (SSO) for 2021-2022 (Elementary Schools Only)

New guidance has been issued from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that allows schools that are on the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to offer meals to students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year. 

All EISD Elementary schools operate under the NSLP/SBP and will utilize the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) to allow for this meal benefit. While no application or eligibility determination is required for your Elementary student to receive free meals this school year, income eligibility requirements will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year. As such, to establish initial eligibility for free or reduced-price meals for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete an application for free or reduced-price meals later this school year.

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications For 2021-2022 (Secondary Schools Only)

Applications for the Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch program are available (see links below).  If you feel you qualify, please complete an application electronically or mail it, email it, or scan a copy and send to the following address:

Mail to: EISD Child Nutrition Department, 601 Camp Craft Road, Austin, TX  78746
Email or scan a copy to: kpownall@eanesisd.net

Normal School Year Procedures

Families who wish to apply for free or reduced price meals need to complete a new Free and Reduced Price Meal Application every school year. The free/reduced price eligibility of our returning students is approved through the first 30 days of the new school year. After the first 30 days the student's previous eligibility will expire, and a new application will need to be completed. The Free and Reduced Price Meal Application should be filled out accurately and honestly and returned to the student's school or to the Child Nutrition Office for processing.  Applications will be processed within 10 school days.

Ways to apply:
Download printable application (linked below)
Application available from the Child Nutrition Office

Students attending Eanes ISD automatically qualify for free school meals if receiving:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Medicaid Benefits

The information retained for this program is kept confidential. Students will keep their same account number so they are not identified when they come through the cafeteria line.

Applications

Applications can be completed electronically or can be printed out by clicking the appropriate link below. If you have questions or need assistance with completing an application, please contact the Child Nutrition Department at (512) 732-9060 or email kpownall@eanesisd.net.