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Free & Reduced Meal Program

A new application for meal benefits must be filled out and turned in for each school year. Only one application is needed per household, unless the application is for a foster child, runaway, homeless or migrant student. Eligible students may receive meal benefits on the previous year's status only until September 29, 2023. After October 2, 2023, eligible students without a processed application on file will no longer be eligible for the free and reduced meal benefits and will be placed on full pay status. Please note you are responsible for all charges to your students account before your student has been accepted as a free or reduced student. 


Other Benefits
Applying for the meal program provides other opportunities for High School students: fee waived for SAT, ACT testing, college applications, reduced summer school program fees, reduced fees for AP test. May qualify you for discounted rates on internet service.  Student participation information is confidential.  Please see More than a school meal application below.

Online Application
Fill out the application at the link below and it will come directly to the Child Nutrition Department. There is no need to fill out the paper form, and you will not have to send it in with your child. Only one application is needed per household. Here are several other reminders about the online application process:

  • Safe & Secure: We use the highest level of data encryption available, meaning that your information is always safe and guarded.
  • Private & Available: Apply online in the comfort and privacy of your own home.  The online service is available 24/7 anytime, anywhere there is an Internet connection!
  • Fast: Your data is transmitted to the West ISD Nutrition Office the same day you apply, allowing for quicker processing so you can receive benefits faster. 
  • Go Green: No more paper applications to complete and return to the school office!  Applying online is so convenient and good for the environment as well!

Click on the image below to start the online application:



For assistance in completing the form, please contact the West ISD Child Nutrition at (254) 981-2110.


Printable Free & Reduced Application
Families may print the application and fill it in, and then mail it to 406 W. Shook West, Texas, 76691 or return to your child's school.