• Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program

    Students who participated in the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program last year are eligible to receive the same benefits for the first 30 days of the new school year 2017-2018.  New applications are due before September 18, 2017.  All households must reapply prior to this date to determine the eligibility for the new school year.

    Applications for school year 2017-2018 are avilable online now!

    Now you can apply for Free and Reduced Price meals online so you don't need to worry about filling out a paper form! The process only takes a few short steps and it is quick, easy, and FREE. Follow the link https://family.titank12.com/LD5EAQ and click on "Apply for Meals Today" to begin the process. The online applications are available in English or Spanish and can be accessed through a computer or mobile device.

    If you need assistance with the online application please contact Claudia Reyes at creyes@gesd40.org or 623-237-6241.



    ***Please DO NOT fill out a paper application if you have already completed an online application***


    A paper application for the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program will be sent  home with your child during the first week of school.  The application can also be downloaded by clicking on the links below.  Please return the completed application to the school cafeteria and it will be processed within 10 operating days of receipt by Food and Nutrition.  Parents/guardians are responsible for any charges accrued on a students account until an application is approved by the Food and Nutrition Department.



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    Food & Nutrition Department

    Meal Charge Policy

    Revised July 2017



    USDA strongly discourages allowing meal charges. We do know that circumstances arise where a student may not have money for a meal. We have instituted the following "charge" policy for the Glendale Elementary School District.


    • When a student’s funds are getting low, the cashier will begin telling the student they will need money. The cashier will give at least two day’s notice before the student runs out of funds.


    • When the student runs out of funds, he/she is allowed to charge for two days. The cashier will continue to remind the student to bring money and will make calls home to the student’s parent/guardian. All charges MUST be paid.


    • After the student has run out of money and has charged for two days, he/she will receive a substitute meal.   
      • A substitute meal consist of the following:
        • Lunch: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich or Cheese Sandwich, fruit, vegetables, and white milk.


    • A student cannot continue to receive substitute meals indefinitely. After 2 days of substitute meals, F&N staff will be in touch with the school nurse and/or social worker to see if they can help out in the situation. The student will continue to receive substitute meals during this time.


    • If the nurse and/or social worker cannot help, the F&N manager and Field Supervisor will meet with the Principal to ask for assistance in contacting the student's guardian and finding a solution to the situation.