Free and Reduced Meals
The Hemet Unified School District provides free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Each year households wishing to qualify for free and reduced-price meal benefits must submit a new household meal application. One household application should be completed for all students in the household that attend Hemet Unified schools, to ensure all students receive benefits.
The household size and income criteria identified in this chart is used to determine eligibility for free or reduced-price meal benefits. Children from households whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. All children whose households receive benefits through the Food Stamp program (CALFRESH), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKS), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) are automatically eligible for free meals regardless of the income of the household in which they reside.
Foster children who are formally placed through a State Welfare agency or court are automatically eligible for free meals regardless of the income of the household in which they reside. Also, multiple foster children can be included on the same household application or included with non-foster children residing in the same household.
Resources to answer questions and assist households in completing meal applications are provided on the right side of this page.
Meal applications are received daily and will be processed within 10 operating days. Please send a sack lunch or money with your student until you receive a letter notification from Nutrition Services of your child’s eligibility.