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Posted August 9, 2017

Fill Out Free & Reduced-Price Meal Application Online

The process is easier than ever.

Albuquerque Public Schools has made it easier for families to apply for free and reduced-price meals with an online application in English or Spanish that walks them through the process.

Only one application is needed per family, even when children attend different APS schools. Families need to fill out the application every year, even if they qualified in previous years.

While the application can be filled out anytime, families are encouraged to complete it sooner than later. Many schools have computers available for parents to use. The online application also available through the APS breakfast and lunch menu mobile app, YumYummi, which you can download from Google Play or iTunes App Store.

Who can get free or reduced-price meals?

Students who attend any of the more than 80 APS schools that qualify for the Community Eligibility Provision don't need to fill out an application for free or reduced-price meals -- all students at these schools can get breakfast and lunch for free.

Questions? Call (505) 345-5661 ext. 38206

Students who don't attend one of these schools may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals if:

Also, children may receive free or reduced price meals if their household’s income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines:

Household size Yearly Monthly Weekly
1 $22,311 $1,860 $430
2 $30,044 $2,504 $578
3 $37,777 $3,149 $727
4 $45,510 $3,793 $876
5 $53,243 $4,437 $1,024
Add for each additional person: $7,733 $645 $149

 Families may apply later if their financial situation changes during the school year.

Family members, including children, don't have to be U.S. citizens to apply for free or reduced price meals.

For students who don't qualify, online prepayments for meals can be made at

Learn more about APS Food and Nutrition Services in this interview of Executive Director Sandra Kemp by KRQE Channel 13.

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