Breakfast and lunch programs

The Anchorage School District provides free and reduced-priced meals for elementary, middle and high school students under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Nutritious meals are served every school day.


Your address: Student Nutrition sends meal application correspondence by U.S. Mail. It is critical that you verify your mailing address is correct in the Zangle ParentConnection student information system.


2016-2017 Free and Reduced Price Meals application


Online FRP applications are available in English and Spanish. (See below for translated versions in PDF format in additional languages of Hmong, Korean, Samoan and Tagalog.)

  • Easy and fast - no need to print and mail or fax your application.
  • Information required is the same as the paper application.
  • Safe, secure and confidential.



Printable version also still available

A printable, PDF version is still available for those who wish to mail or fax their application. We must return incomplete applications so please read the instructions carefully.

EnglishHmong | Korean | Samoan | Spanish | Tagalog

PDF versions of the applications will begin being processed Aug. 3, 2016.



Who is eligible?

The household size and income criteria listed below plus Permanent Fund Dividend information are used to determine eligibility.  The income chart is adjusted each year by the federal government.

Free and reduced participant applications must be submitted every August

  • The 2016-2017 school year ends July 1, 2017. 
  • Children from households whose size and income is at or below the criteria are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals for the school year effective July 1-June 30. Income plus Permanent Fund Dividend information will be totaled and actualized.
  • A household or family is defined as a group of related or unrelated individuals who are living as one economic unit.
  • Children who are members of households that are approved for Food Stamps or Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (SNAP), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible for free meals, but we must have an application or an electronic import.
  • Foster children, as the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court, may also be eligible for benefits regardless of the household income where they reside. Again, an application is required.
  • You may apply for benefits anytime during the school year. If you are not eligible now, but have a change, such as decrease in household income, become unemployed (send written verification of same), an increase in household size or start to receive SNAP or TANF for your children, complete a new application.


Transferring schools

Some schools are designated as Community Eligible Provision Schools which allows those schools to feed all students for free without applications. However, if a student transfers within ASD to a regular, non-CEP school, the student must have an application on file with the district if the student wants to continue to participate in the free and reduced-price meal program. It is not necessary to complete a new application when transferring between regular district schools that are not classified as CEP schools.


All students eat for free at these Community Eligible Provision (CEP) schools


  • Elementary schools
    Abbott Loop, Airport Heights, Baxter, Chester Valley, Chinook, College Gate, Creekside, Fairview, Government Hill, Klatt, Lake Otis, Mountain View, Mt. Iliamna, Muldoon, North Star, Northwood, Nunaka Valley, Ptarmigan, Russian Jack, Spring Hill, Susitna, Taku, Tudor, Tyson, Williwaw, Willowcrest, Wonder Park
  • Middle schools
    Begich, Clark, Wendler, Central
  • High schools
    Bartlett, East
  • Alternative schools
    Alaska Native Cultural Charter, Benson Secondary, Whaley


Federal income chart for 2016-2017

For entry into the program, total household gross income - including PFD information - must be below the levels shown. 


Reduced price income guidelines
1 $27,454 $2,288 $528
2 $37,037 $3,087 $713
3 $46,620 $3,885 $897
4 $56,203 $4,684 $1,081
5 $65,786 $5,483 $1,266
6 $75,369 $6,281 $1,450
7 $84,952 $7,080 $1,634
8 $94,572 $7,881 $1,819
For each additional family member, add:
  $9,620 $802 $185
Free income guidelines
1 $19,292 $1,608 $371
2 $26,026 $2,169 $501
3 $32,760 $2,730 $630
4 $39,494 $3,292 $760
5 $46,228 $3,853 $889
6 $52,962 $4,414 $1,019
7 $59,696 $4,975 $1,148
8 $66,456 $5,538 $1,278
For each additional family member, add:
  $6,760 $564 $130


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