Meal Applications

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Submit applications electronically, or to any school office, by mail, or to the District Education Center Food Service Office. 

To apply online please click this link





Meal Applications




Dear Families,

You may have heard of changes to the federal Public Charge rule, which will take effect on October 15, 2019. The term Public Charge is used in immigration law to refer to a person who is primarily dependent on the government for support. The changes to the existing rule will now make it more difficult to apply for permanent residency or earn a visa if an applicant is dependent on government aid such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), housing assistance, and Medicaid.

I want to ensure that you know that K–12 public education is not impacted by the Public Charge rule. Neither is your child’s ability to receive nutritious meals before, during, and after school. All of the 6.2 million students in California’s public schools are allowed to participate in the school nutrition program available at their school site, and participation in the nutrition program does not impact immigration status.

It is important that all parents continue to complete meal applications and other forms requested by your child’s school.

Our school nutrition programs play a vital role in ensuring that students are eating nutritious meals that can help them concentrate during the school day and reach their full academic potential.

For more information, please visit the California Department of Education’s Safe Havens Initiative webpage at If you have questions, please contact the Tracy Unified School District food service department at 209-830-32


Lois McDaniel

Director of Food Services

Tracy Unified School District




Estimadas Familias,

Es posible que haya oído hablar de cambios en la regla federal de Carga Pública, que entrará en vigencia el 15 de octubre de 2019. El término Cargo Público se usa en la ley de inmigración para referirse a una persona que depende principalmente del gobierno para recibir apoyo. Los cambios a la regla existente ahora harán que sea más difícil solicitar la residencia permanente u obtener una visa si el solicitante depende de la ayuda del gobierno, como el Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP), Asistencia Temporal para Familias Necesitadas (TANF), vivienda asistencia y Medicaid.

Quiero asegurarme de que sepa que la educación pública K-12 no se ve afectada por la regla de la carga pública. Tampoco la capacidad de su hijo para recibir comidas nutritivas antes, durante y después de la escuela. Todos los 6.2 millones de estudiantes en las escuelas públicas de California pueden participar en el programa de nutrición escolar disponible en su escuela, y la participación en el programa de nutrición no afecta el estado de inmigración.

Es importante que todos los padres continúen completando las solicitudes de comidas y otros formularios solicitados por la escuela de su hijo.

Nuestros programas de nutrición escolar juegan un papel vital para garantizar que los estudiantes coman comidas nutritivas que pueden ayudarlos a concentrarse durante el día escolar y alcanzar su máximo potencial académico.

Para obtener más información, visite la página web de la Iniciativa Safe Havens del Departamento de Educación de California en Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con el departamento de servicio de alimentos del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tracy al 209-830-3255.


Lois McDaniel

Directora de Servicios de Alimentación

Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tracy



Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families that qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office.  You may also submit applications on-line by clicking on the on-line applications link. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.

Foster Children - In certain cases, foster children are eligible for free and reduced-price meals regardless of your income.