• Back to School, Back to Meal Rates


    Free & Reduced-Price Meals

    Allen Independent School District offers free and reduced-price meal benefits to students who qualify. Reduced-price meals at all campuses are $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch. 

    Since 2020, many families have received free breakfast and lunch through the Allen ISD Student Nutrition Department through the Summer Seamless Option (SSO). However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has not extended waivers allowing for free breakfast and lunch meals for students enrolled at campuses that participate in the National School Lunch Program.

    Due to this change in federal policy, Allen ISD families who want to qualify for a free or reduced-price meal will be required to complete an application for the 2022-2023 school year.

    The free and/or reduced-price meals application will be available for parents/guardians on the Student Nutrition webpage, www.allenisd.org/studentnutrition, beginning Aug. 1. Allen ISD will work with campuses to inform parents of the transition to paid meals and the need to complete a meal application to qualify for the free and/or reduced-price program.

    Our 9-12 campuses do not participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). We still honor free & reduced-price meals for students who qualify. To qualify, the Allen High School & Lowery Freshman Center Free & Reduced Priced Meals Form must be completed for 9-12 students. 

    Allen ISD is authorized to accept online free and reduced price meals applications with an electronic signature. We highly encourage applying online for faster processing.

    Apply for Meal Benefits 

    Online Applications

    2022-2023 Allen Middle or Elementary School Application

    • Click here (English or Spanish)

    If you have children at Allen High School or Lowery Freshman Center and at Middle or Elementary campuses, you will need to complete both applications.


    2022-2023 Allen High School or Lowery Freshman Center Application

    • Click here (English)
    • Click here (Spanish)

    If you have children at Allen High School or Lowery Freshman Center and at Middle or Elementary campuses, you will need to complete both applications.

    Paper Applications 

    Paper applications are available in each school’s office and in the Student Nutrition Department. In addition, applications may be downloaded and printed from our website. Completed paper applications must be submitted via email to – studentnutrition.services@allenisd.org, via fax – (214) 383-7498, mailed or delivered to the Student Nutrition Department at 1451 N Watters Rd., Allen, TX, 75013, or returned to your child’s campus. Any questions regarding the approval process, please contact Lynn Dennis in the Student Nutrition Department at (972) 908-8975 or via email lynn.dennis@allenisd.org.

    2022-2023 Allen Middle or Elementary School paper Application

    Click here (English)

    Click here (Spanish)

    2022-2023 Allen High School or Lowery Freshman Center paper Application

    Click here (English)

    Click here (Spanish)

    Students eligible for free or reduced-price meals at the end of last school year are eligible to participate in the meal program at that same eligibility for the first 30 calendar days of this school year, or until a new meal application is received and processed prior to that date. If a student at Allen High School or Lowery Freshman Center was on the program last school year, a new application must be submitted in order to be considered for this school year’s program. Students with no application on file after 30 calendar days (September 23, 2022) will be designated as full-pay students after that date.

  • Nondiscrimination Statement

    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or 2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or 3.  email:  program.intake@usda.gov

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  

    Declaración de No Discriminación:

    De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles. 

    La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés.  Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.

    Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resource-files/usda-program-discrimination-complaint-form-spanish.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por: (1) correo:  U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or (2) fax: (833) 256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o (3) correo electrónico:  program.intake@usda.gov.  Esta entidad es un proveedor que brinda igualdad de oportunidades.