Free and Reduced-Price Meals

NEW for the 2014-15 school year! If your child attends one of these Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools, you do NOT need to submit a free or reduced-price meal application.

Click on the link below to go directly to the Oregon Department of Education online application.

Apply for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Online 

All Portland Public Schools (Portland SD 1J) are approved to use the online application for the 14-15 school year.
Portland SD 1J is the district's name on the state list.

Students in all grade levels from pre-K through high school are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meal benefits valued at up to $1,000 per year, if your family meets the income guidelines (pdf) or if you receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) benefits. Students who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals may also be eligible to receive fee reductions or waivers for other services if you date, sign and submit the "Permission to Share" form with your application.

How to print and submit a paper copy of the meal application

Applications may be printed by clicking on the links below. Use the application checklist to make certain that you are completing all of the necessary information. Submit the completed application to your school office or mail directly to: Portland Public Schools Nutrition Services, PO Box 3107, Portland OR 97208-3107

Print an application (4 page pdf)
Print frequently asked questions and instructionsfor applying (2 page pdf)
Remember to sign the "Permission to Share" for other local program benefits (3rd page of 4-page application)
Print application in Spanish (4 page pdf)
Print instructions in Spanish (2 page pdf)

You may submit a new application at any time during the school year if your income changes. Call our central meal benefits office at (503) 916-3402 for information regarding Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications or send an email to

Need help getting food for your family?

Call 2-1-1 or Oregon SafeNet 1-800-SAFENET

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