Free & Reduced-Price (EZ Meal) Application

Qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch 

The San Carlos School District (SCSD) participates in the National School Lunch Program. At all SCSD schools, all students are offered nutritious meals every school day. You may qualify for these meals for free or at a reduced rate ($0.40 per lunch).  The meal programs we participate in are supported by federal and state reimbursements that are based on household income and eligibility. We are able to serve free and reduced-price meals because households continue to submit meal applications. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. You or your children do not have to be U.S. citizens to qualify for free meals.

Please note that we are asking ALL families to complete the EZ Meal Application to benefit your family, school and community even if you do not believe you will qualify based on your income. Completing this form helps your school receive more funding to support your child's learning environment. The application is used to calculate school funding levels from the state and federal level. 

Application - If you are interested in applying for free or reduced-price meals an Electronic Application is available now! Click on the link and apply online for Free or Reduced-Price meals. Or you can download the application below. Please contact Lisa Ceragioli if you need instructions on how to pre-load your Lunch Master account with funds if you qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

Income Eligibility Guidelines July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023
Household Size Year Month Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Week
1 $25,142 $2,096 $1,048 $967 $484
2 $ 33,874  $ 2,823  $ 1,412  $ 1,303  $ 652
3 $ 42,606 $ 3,551 $ 1,776 $ 1,639 $ 820
4 $ 51,338  $ 4,279  $ 2,140  $ 1,975  $ 988
5 $ 60,070  $ 5,006  $ 2,503  $ 2,311  $ 1,156
6 $ 68,802  $ 5,734  $ 2,867  $ 2,647  $ 1,324
7 $ 77,534  $ 6,462  $ 3,231  $ 2,983  $ 1,492
8 $ 86,266  $ 7,189  $ 3,595  $ 3,318  $ 1,659
For each additional family member, add:  $ 8,732  $ 728  $ 364  $ 336  $ 168

If you qualified for lunches last year and would like to continue free or reduced-price meals this year, you must re-apply and place orders for your child.  The district will NOT be placing orders for any children.


Please complete the lunch application online or in paper and submit it to:
San Carlos School District
ATTN: Lisa Ceragioli
1200 Industrial Road, Unit 9
San Carlos CA  94070


An original, signed application is required for qualification; faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. If there are more household members than the number of lines on the application, attach a second application. You will be notified by mail regarding eligibility.


Information about the USDA Free and Reduced Lunch program can be found by viewing the following:

Additional Resources
Pandemic EBT (or P-EBT) is a federal program that gives eligible families food benefits in addition to free or reduced-price meals at school. Please note that if your student qualifies for Free and Reduced Lunch, you are eligible to receive additional funding for groceries; please see this website for more information. You DO NOT need to apply for P-EBT. Cards are automatically sent to eligible families based on information from other programs, including CalFresh Food benefits and free or reduced-price school meals. You can apply for free or reduced-price school meals through your school. You can apply for CalFresh Food benefits at
SamTrans Bus Passes
Additionally, if your student qualifies for Free and Reduced Lunch, they can receive a free SamTrans bus pass for the school year. 
Please reach out if your student(s) would like a free bus pass or if you have any questions regarding P-EBT - Ilana Yakubovich, Wellness Director, [email protected] - 650-597-1035. 

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are 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 for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), 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 complaint of discrimination, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, 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: 

(1)       mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2)       fax(833) 256-1665 or  (202) 690-7442; or
(3)       email[email protected].

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.