School Lunch Information

Dear Parent/Guardian,


Newark Unified families may apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals Online beginning July 1, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year!  The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!

Applications cannot be accepted BEFORE July 1, 2020 for all students. This is when the new school year begins.

If your student is not currently enrolled in Newark Unified School District, we will not be able to process your application, so please make sure you have completed the enrollment of your student(s) before applying, as this will delay completion of the application.

No paper application required if you apply online. I encourage you to fill your application out online, which will save you time by allowing you to fill it out whenever is convenient for you, and not having to pick up a paper application. If you would prefer to apply in person, you are more than welcome to pick up a paper application at your student’s school office, or at the Child Nutrition Office located at 37370 Birch St.

Please be aware that we are not able to use the application from 2019-2020 school year, due to changes in the requested information. Families who qualified for our Free or Reduced Program in the 2019-2020 school year, will only be able to continue in the program for the first 30 days of the school year. You will need to fill out a new application for your student(s) to continue with these services for the new school year.

If you have any questions, please contact the Child Nutrition Services Department at (510) 818-4281.


Mary Sayers

Director, Child Nutrition Services