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A new application is needed each school year. All families are encouraged to apply each year as the eligibility scale may change. If your family chooses to apply, please return the completed form to the school cafeteria or preferably to the Nutrition Services office at 161 W. Williams St., Banning, CA  92220.   You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification is received by mail 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 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 – YOU MAY INCLUDE FOSTER CHILDREN ON THE APPLICATION. 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 - Court appointed foster children are eligible for free meals regardless of your income. If you have foster children living with you and have questions about the application please call our office at 951-922-0217.

Homeless, Migrant and Runaway children are eligible for free meals.  Please see Centralized Registration for information on how to obtain this status.