Free and Reduced Meals
ILTexas offers healthy meals to our students every school day. The ILTexas Student Nutrition Department participates in the National School Lunch program which provides breakfast and lunch free or at a reduced cost to eligible families. ILTexas families who believe that their family may be eligible to receive meals free or at a reduced price, should complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Application linked below for their household.
The Student Nutrition Department will review all applications and parents will be notified of the results within ten days of receipt of the application. All applications will be handled privately and information will be kept confidential. Students who participate in this program will be treated in the same manner as those who pay the full price. Applications will be processed in the order that they are received. Each student who was enrolled on the last day of school and received benefits will continue to receive benefits for a short grace period (less than 30 operating days) until the new application is approved. Parents are encouraged to return applications as soon as possible to prevent the loss of benefits. A new application must be received each school year. If the grace period expires before an application is processed and approved, the student will be charged the full price for meal.
*TDA determines new eligibility guidelines AFTER July 1st
Free and Reduced Meal Applications/Household Income Survey (CEP campuses only) 2023-2024
(CEP Campuses) Please complete the following form only if your student(s) attends one of the following CEP campuses: ILTexas Garland K-8, ILTexas Lancaster K-8, ILTexas Lancaster-DeSoto High School, ILTexas Woodhaven K-8, ILTexas BG Ramirez K-8, ILTexas Westpark K-8, ILTexas Orem K-8, ILTexas Windmill Lakes K-8, ILTexas Windmill Lakes-Orem High School.
Please complete the following form if your student(s) attends any other ILTexas campus:
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
Families with students at CEP schools do not need to fill out a Free & Reduced-price Meal application. Meals are free for CEP campuses.
If you have children that attend both CEP and non-CEP campuses, please be sure to fill out a Free & Reduced-Price Meal application for the students at non-CEP campuses. Include the names of the CEP student(s) on the same application as members of the household.
IL Texas is required to collect income information yearly for state accountability ratings and federal reporting. We ask families attending CEP schools to fill out the Household Income Survey for our reports.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: