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Find out if your student qualifies for free meals! Fill out an application online at (for fastest processing) to find out if your student qualifies for free or reduced price breakfast and lunch. Click here for more information or to download applications in multiple languages.

What's for breakfast? Tacoma Public Schools offers nutritious breakfast options every day for just $1.90. (Breakfast is free if students qualify for Free or Reduced-Price Meals.)
Learn about the options at your school here.

Does your student have special dietary needs? Contact your school nurse to arrange for
doctor-recommended food accommodations.

We're hiring!  If you love to cook, enjoy being around children, and want to create a positive work environment for every student, every day - we want you to #jointeamtacoma as a Nutrition Support Specialist!  Earn extra income and enjoy flexible, part-time work with weekends and holidays off.  To apply please visit: and select Classified positions.

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 based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

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 Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Lunch Money Now is a secure, online system to manage student meal accounts.

Lunch Money Now is a convenient, easy to use system that allows parents to pre-pay for meals, access meal card balances and check recent meal purchases. Parents are able to check account balances 24-hours a day and receive email notification when the account falls below a specified balance. Visa and MasterCard transactions through Lunch Money Now are charged a $1.50 convenience fee. For more information, please contact Nutrition Services at 253-571-3370.

Meal App Now eliminates the paperwork by offering a secure, online system for free and reduced meal applications.

You will be prompted to create an account or login, then just follow the simple steps to complete a meal application for the current school year. If you need assistance, please contact Nutrition Services at 253-571-3370.​