Free Meals & Household Information Survey FAQ

TPS students will continue to receive free meals throughout the 2022-2023 school year. The district has adopted a special school meal funding option that allows schools and school districts with high eligibility for free and reduced-price meals to provide a no-cost lunch and breakfast for most students, regardless of income. 

Due to this change, select TPS households will be asked to fill out a Household Information Survey. In August, these households can expect to receive an email from Nutrition Services at nutritionservices@tacoma.k12.wa.us with a link to the survey. Completing this survey will help to fund school programs and may also waive additional fees for the household. This replaces the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application process. 

Surveys must be completed and returned to the Nutrition Services department by Sept. 28, 2022. 

If you’re asked to complete a survey, please note: 

  • Only one survey is required per household.  
  • TPS will email the survey to select families in August. The email will come from Nutrition Services. 
  • Students in kindergarten will receive a hard copy survey from their school.
  • If your household has already received an eligibility confirmation letter from Nutrition Services, you do NOT need to fill out a Household Information Survey. 
     

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Questions? 

(253) 571-3370
nutritionservices@tacoma.k12.wa.us

Fax 253-571-3377