2022-23 School Meal Benefit Application

The online application, available in English, Spanish and Chinese, only takes a few minutes and is the fastest, easiest way to get approved.

Families may also print and complete a paper application for school meal benefits.  Completed applications should be mailed to Nutrition Services at 12037 NE 5th Street, Bellevue WA  98005.

*For applications in other languages, please go to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service website.  Disregard the application reference to 2016-17.

Parents will be notified by mail when the application has been processed. Paper applications may take up to 10 days to process.

Families that qualify for Basic Food/SNAP (formerly known as food stamps), TANF, FDPIR, ECEAP, Foster Care, Homeless, or Migrant are automatically enrolled in the school meal program as “Directly Certified” for free meals.  Some Medicaid programs through DSHS may directly certify your student for free or reduced priced school meals.

Families that are directly certified do not need to complete the annual application for school meal benefits.  However, if you are directly certified, you must still “consent to share” your student’s eligibility status in order to access resources offered by the Family Connection Centers or to have fees waived for IB, AP and World Language tests; extracurricular activities such as ASB dues, event registrations, field trips, performances, social event/dances, sporting events, transportation fees, athletic fees, required uniforms; discounted summer school tuition.

Once submitted to Nutrition Services, please allow 3-5 business days to be activated in the Fee Waiver Program.  Once activated, fee-waiver eligible items will be automatically waived or reduced at purchase.  Fee waivers are not applied retroactively, and fees paid prior to becoming active in the Fee Waiver Program are not refundable. 

For questions or assistance, contact Nutrition Services at (425) 456-4507 during our normal business hours (7:00-3:30 p.m.).

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.