Application for the 2019-20 School Year

The online application only takes a few minutes. Families without access to the internet may utilize computers located at their school, at a Family Connections Center, at public libraries, or they may contact Nutrition Services at (425) 456-4507 for assistance. Nutrition Services has designated a computer in their office for the purpose of assisting families during normal business hours (7:00am – 3:30pm).

If your student qualifies for free or reduced price meals, they may be eligible for discounted fees or other services. Complete Part 5 of the online application (Sharing Information) to give permission to Nutrition Services to share school meal eligibility information with other school programs. If you need financial assistance with school fees, contact your office staff/cashier to let them know you are in need of assistance with specific items so discounts can be applied.

Parents will be notified by mail when the application has been processed. Applications are typically processed within 10 days. Please send money or a meal to school with your student until they are approved. Families are responsible for any charges incurred.

Only complete one application per household.
Apply Online for Free/Reduced Priced Meals

Downloadable Forms

Completing the online application is the fastest method to qualify your student for school meal benefits. If you choose, you may print and mail an application to Nutrition Services at 12037 NE 5th Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

The School Meal Benefit application and the Consent to Share School Meal Eligibility form is available in the following languages:

Note: Please disregard the date on the Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Vietnamese applications. While they reference 2016-17, USDA has authorized for these forms to continue to be used as a courtesy to families.


Looking for additional languages? USDA provides applications for school meal benefits in nearly 50 languages. Foreign language applications can be downloaded from the USDA website.



Returning Students

Returning students maintain their prior year’s free or reduced eligibility for the first 30 school days, or until a new application is processed. If a returning student does not have a new application processed by Oct. 16, 2019, they will automatically be transferred to a paid account on the next school day. Families are responsible for any charges incurred.

Please notify Nutrition Services if a returning student has a newly enrolled sibling so that we may extend the 30 school day eligibility to the new student. Families will still need to complete a new application to avoid any unnecessary charges.


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