• 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. 

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows campuses who participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year. At Allen Independent School District, this affects all Middle and Elementary School campuses.

    While no application or eligibility determination is required for your Elementary or Middle School student to receive free meals this school year, income eligibility requirements will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year. As such, Allen ISD will process household applications during School Year 2021-2022 to ensure student eligibility for free or reduced-price meals during the first 30 days of the 2022-2023 school year while 2022-2023 applications are being processed.

    At our 9-12 campuses, we 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. Please see links below.

    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

    For an Allen Middle or Elementary School Application – click here (English or Spanish)

    For an 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 at lynn.dennis@allenisd.org.

    For an Allen Middle or Elementary School paper Application

    Click here (English)

    Click here (Spanish)

    For an 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, 2021) will be designated as full pay students after that date.