School Café is the online application process for households that believe they would qualify for free or reduced price lunch. If your child attends a school that participates in the NSLP and does not attend a CEP school or county, this application should be completed if you believe you would meet the guidelines for free/reduced price school meals.
- You should not complete this application if your child does not attend a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program. It cannot be processed.
- You should not complete this application if your child attends a CEP county or school. You cannot be required to complete an application if your child attends a CEP school.
- School Café is NOT an application for P-EBT benefits. Completing this application does not guarantee free/reduced price school meal status or P-EBT benefit eligibility.
To access the School Café application, click here.
If you are having trouble or need more information about this process please contact your child’s school or county child nutrition office.
For information on USDA’s annual adjustment to Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and priced price school meals, please visit: USDA – Income Eligibility Guidelines