Free and Reduced-Price Meals / Comidas Gratuitas o a Precio Reducido

LunchGCISD participates in both the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch program, which are federally funded. These programs make nutritious meals available for free or at a reduced price to eligible students.

We strongly encourage you to apply online for the program which greatly expedites the processing of your application. The application is available throughout the school year and all information submitted will be confidential. If necessary, you may download the application (English /Español) and return completed copies to the Nutrition Services staff.

Mail or deliver your completed application to:
GCISD Nutrition Services
5800 Colleyville Blvd., Ste. 108A
Colleyville, TX 76034

If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Athel Micka at (817) 251-5617 or athel.micka@gcisd.net.


Criteria for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits

The following criteria will be used to determine a child’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meal benefits:

Income
   1. Household income that is at or below the income eligibility levels

Categorical or Automatic Eligibility
   2. Household receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

Program Participant
   3. Child’s status as a foster child, homeless, runaway, migrant, or displaced by a declared disaster
   4. Child’s enrollment in Head Start, Even Start or Pre-K 


Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility Guidelines 2019-2020 (PDF)

For those households that qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on income, an adult in the household must fill out free and reduced-price meal application and return it to Nutrition Services Office, Bookkeeper/Free and Reduced Processor, 5800 Colleyville Blvd., Ste.#108A, Colleyville, TX 76034. Those individuals filling out the application will need to provide the following information:

   1. Names of all household members
   2. Amount, frequency, and source of current income for each household member
   3. Last 4 digits of the Social Security number of the adult household member who signs the application or, if the adult does not have a social security number, check the box for “I do not have a Social Security number”
   4. Signature of an adult household member attesting that the information provided is correct


Categorical or Program Eligibility

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is working with local agencies to identify all children who are categorically and program eligible. The Nutrition Services Office will notify the households of these children that they do not need to complete an application. Any household that does not receive a letter and feels it should have should contact Nutrition Services at (817) 251-5617.


Determining Eligibility

Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price meal policy, the Nutrition Services Office will review applications and determine eligibility. Households or guardians dissatisfied with the Reviewing Official’s eligibility determination may wish to discuss the decision with the Reviewing Official on an informal basis. Households wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally or in writing to Paula Barbaroux, Chief Operations Officer, 3051 Ira E. Woods Avenue, Grapevine, TX 76051, (817) 251-5560.

Any household that wishes to decline benefits should contact Nutrition Services at (817) 251-5617.

Applications may be submitted anytime during the school year. The information households provide on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility. Applications may also be verified by the school officials at any time during the school year.


Unexpected Circumstances

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact the school. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the attached current income eligibility guidelines.


Income Elegibility Guidelines for Determining Free and Reduced Price Benefits (PDF)
Effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

Family Size Annually Monthly Twice per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly
Free Reduced Free Reduced Free Reduced Free Reduced Free Reduced
1 $16,237 $23,107 $1,354 $1,926 $677 $963 $625 $889 $313 $445
2 $21,983 $31,284 $1,832 $2,607 $916 $1,304 $846 $1,204 $423 $602
3 $27,729 $39,461 $2,311 $3,289 $1,156 $1,645 $1,067 $1,518 $534 $759
4 $33,475 $47,638 $2,790 $3,970 $1,395 $1,985 $1,288 $1,833 $644 $917
5 $39,221 $55,815 $3,269 $4,652 $1,635 $2,326 $1,509 $2,147 $755 $1,074
6 $44,967 $63,992 $3,748 $5,333 $1,874 $2,667 $1,730 $2,462 $865 $1,231
7 $50,713 $72,169 $4,227 $6,015 $2,114 $3,008 $1,951 $2,776 $976 $1,388
8 $56,459 $ 80,346 $4,705 $6,696 $2,353 $3,348 $2,172 $3,091 $1,086 $1,546
9 $62,205 $88,523 $5,184 $7,378 $2,593 $3,689 $2,393 $3,406 $1,197 $1,704
10 $67,951 $96,700 $5,663 $8,060 $2,833 $4,030 $2,614 $3,721 $1,308 $1,862
11 $73,697 $104,877 $6,142 $8,742 $3,073 $4,371 $2,835 $4,036 $1,419 $2,020
12 $79,443 $113,054 $6,621 $9,424 $3,313 $4,712 $3,056 $4,351 $1,530 $2,178
For each additional family member add:
  +$5,746 +$8,177 +$479 +$682 +$240 +$341 +$221 +$315 +$111 +$158

The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.



Nutrition Services
5800 Colleyville Blvd., #A108
Colleyville, Texas 76034

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 - 4 p.m.

Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.