Food + Nutrition
Important Request from Mrs. Carter:
If you have not already completed the Benefits Application, I would like to strongly encourage you to do so. By simply completing this form, you are supporting our district's efforts, even if you do not qualify. For our students that have a split household, it is encouraged that BOTH parents complete the form. If one parent qualifies for benefits, then the student becomes eligible as well. Some benefits could even include scholarships and grants, among others. All information on the applications is kept completely confidential. Click this link to complete your application.
- Mrs. Carter
Your family may qualify for free or reduced-priced meals.
As a part of the National School Lunch Program, some students may be eligible for a free or reduced-priced lunch. All families wishing to receive free or reduced meals must complete a new application each school year. If the family received assistance in the previous year, it will continue for the first 30 operating days into the new year. Students who are currently in this grace period will have their benefits run out effective 09/28/2023.
To apply for updated benefits for the new school year, please complete an updated application form. The fastest way to apply for free or reduced-price meals is completing an online application, found here. There is also a downloadable app from both Apple and Google (School Café). Applying may make your child eligible for other benefits, including but not limited to scholarship and grant opportunities.
If printing an application, the completed document may be sent to your child’s school to be turned into the Food Services Department. You may also email the application to the Director of Food Services, Kelly Alvis (email@example.com).
After the application has been processed, the family will receive a notice stating the benefits for which the family is eligible. If a paper application is needed, it can be picked up at any school office or at the Administration Building. The online process is our preferred process since paper applications can take up to 10 days to process.
1. Visit www.schoolcafe.com/loneoakisd
2. Review the process on the School Café Quick Card for creating an account and making payments.
3. Once logged into your account, you can apply for Free/Reduced benefits.
4. To locate the FAQ section, please click the “Contact Us” link.
5. On the next page, click the Frequently Asked Questions – View All Help Topics Link. This will take you to several helpful videos for completing both the Payments and the Benefits sections of the School Café application.
Lunches for the 2023-2024 school year will be $3.25Regular lunches will be $3.25, and those that need a larger portion have the option to order an adult portion for $5.00.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.