Free Breakfast, Lunch and Supper Served in Boise School District 
Boise, ID -- 08/13/2021 -- Boise School District is pleased to share that we are providing free meals for all students regardless of eligibility status. Meal applications are not required for children to receive free meals. Breakfast and lunch are served at all Boise schools. 

In cooperation with Boise Parks & Recreation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County, suppers and/or snacks will be provided for after-school programs at Garfield, Grace Jordan, Hawthorne, Hillcrest, Horizon, Jefferson, Morley Nelson, Whitney, Whittier, and William Howard Taft elementary schools, as well as South and Hillside junior high schools.

The Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program will again be available at the following schools: Garfield, Grace Jordan, Hawthorne, Hillcrest, Horizon, Jefferson, Koelsch, Morley Nelson, Whitney, Whittier, and William Howard Taft elementary schools. This important program expands access to and improves consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, helping to make a difference in children’s health.

No Meal Application is necessary to receive free meals, however applications are still available upon request. To complete a paper meal application, contact your school Food Service Manager or the Food & Nutrition Services office at [email protected]. If your child is a member of a household receiving assistance under food stamps-SNAP, Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho-TAFI, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations-FDPIR, migrant, or foster programs, or is certified by the proper liaison to be a homeless or runaway child they automatically qualify through Direct Certification and do not need to complete a meal application. 
  • Complete a paper 2021-2022 meal application, available at schools or the Food & Nutrition Services office, and return to the address listed on the meal application. Spanish applications are available upon request. 
  • A new meal application is needed each school year. Only 2021-2022 applications can be accepted. All applications approved last school year will expire on September 28, 2021.
  • Meal applications may be submitted at any time during the year.
  • Only one application is needed per household.
  • Households must list the name of all household members, each household member’s income, and the source of income (foster children can be included on the household meal application). If a household member does not have income, the no income box must be checked.  
  • An adult signature is required along with the last 4 digits of the adult’s social security number. If a social security number is not available, that information must be indicated on the meal application.
  • Boise School District Food & Nutrition Services officials will review the meal applications and determine eligibility. Information submitted on the application may be subject to verification at any time during the school year.
  • If you do not agree with the District’s decision regarding our application or the result of verification, you may discuss it with the Food & Nutrition Services office at the address below. You also have the right to a fair hearing. This can be done by calling or writing to our office. 
  • Once approved, benefits are good for the entire school year.
  • The program MAY share your eligibility information with other District education programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.

For more information visit the Food & Nutrition webpage at or contact: Food & Nutrition Services, 6625 S. Elite Dr. Boise, ID 83716 at 208-854-4090. 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.