Free Student Meals Will Continue Through School Year

Free student meals will be available for the entire school year, as a result of a waiver from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). All students, including those not enrolled in Fort Bend ISD (FBISD), can receive one free breakfast and/or lunch meal per school day.

Students will only need to go through the cafeteria line during breakfast and lunch, and FBISD students enrolled in online learning may receive meals at any of the ten Grab and Go locations, located across the District. Students not enrolled in FBISD may also receive meals at Grab and Go locations.

Please note, there is no further action required of parents for students enrolled in face-to-face instruction. Students will only need to go through the lunch line in the cafeteria. Free meals include the complete, packaged breakfast and lunch meal, and a la carte items are available for sale.

While the District will be offering free meals to all students for the school year, families are still required to complete the 2020 Free/Reduced Price Meal Application to remain eligible for other benefits. In addition to free or reduced-priced meals and eligibility for the District’s Prekindergarten programs, families can also receive the free or reduced fees for the following:

• SAT and ACT exams

  • • Internet-at-home services 
  • • Extended Day tuition 
  • • Physicals for student athletes 
  • • Band and orchestra instruments 
  • • Summer school and evening high school tuition 
  • • CTE (Career and Technical Education) course and uniform fees 

Fort Bend ISD also benefits when families complete the 2020 Free/Reduced Price Meal Application in a number of ways, including receiving more funding to support students and consideration regarding accountability ratings and fiscal effectiveness.

Families can complete the application on the SchoolCafe app, and will need to have the following information:

  • • Names of all household members
  • • Amount, frequency and source of current income for each household member
  • • Last four digits of the parent’s or guardian’s social security number
  • • Signature of an adult household member attesting that the information provided is correct
  • Students will continue receiving free meals regardless of whether a family is denied or not.