Online Meal Applications Available July 1, 2020  


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 Meal Program Information



Each school year households must reapply for the Meal Program to receive benefits for their students. Applications are available online and can be completed now for the 2020-2021 school year by visiting www.riversideunified.org. If your household prefers a paper application, they are available at each school site’s main office and at the Nutrition Services building.

Households may turn in an application at any time during the school year. If you are not eligible now, but your household income goes down, household size goes up, or a household member starts receiving CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR, you may turn in an application at that time.

Households that receive Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) benefits, may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals by filling out an application. You will need to meet Federal Income Guidelines. 

Foster children are eligible for free meals and may be included as a household member if the foster family chooses to also apply for the non-foster children on the same application. Including foster children as a household member may help the non-foster children qualify for free or reduced-price meals. If the non-foster children are not eligible, this does not keep foster children from receiving free meals.

Your child’s eligibility status from last school year will continue into the new school year for up to 30 school days or until the school processes your new application or your child is otherwise certified free or reduced-price meals. After the 30 school days, your child will have to pay full price for meals, unless the household receives a notification letter for free or reduced-price meals. School officials do not have to send reminder or expired eligibility notices.

Did you know?
 If you qualify for the Meal Program, also known as the National School Lunch Program, you may qualify for other programs such as Utility Assistance, SoCal Edison’s CARE, College Application Fee waivers, and SAT Fee Waivers.
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  CEP and School Funding Form Information


Community Eligibility Provision, more commonly referred to as CEP began at your student’s school in August 2018. Schools participating in CEP, are able to provide healthy breakfasts and lunches each day at NO CHARGE for all students enrolled in that CEP school during the 2020-2021 School Year.

Learn more about CEP, Click Here

School sites participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP):

 Beatty 

 Fremont 

 Highland 

 Highgrove 

 Jackson 

 Liberty 

 Longfellow 

 Madison 

 University 

 Lincoln 


If you have a student attending a CEP (listed above) and a student attending a site not listed above, your household should complete a MEAL PROGRAM APPLICATION. Include ALL Riverside Unified School District students on the application no matter their school site.

We do not share information with any other entity.

School Funding Form- Only NEW Enrolled students to Riverside Unified SchoolDistrict should complete the form for 2019-2020 school year.