Posted Date: 07/29/2022
During the pandemic, schools were able to offer no-cost meals to all students due to temporary program flexibilities provided by the federal government. These flexibilities have expired, and the U.S. Congress did not provide funding in this year's budget to allow schools to serve free meals to all students in the 2022-2023 school year.
Chisum ISD will return to the regular National School Lunch Program for the 2022-23 school year. Free and reduced-price meal eligibility is based on income. Students who we can identify as receiving SNAP, TANF, Medicaid-Free benefits will automatically receive free meals. Those who we can identify as receiving Medicaid-Reduced benefits will receive reduced-price meals.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR FREE OR REDUCED-PRICE MEALS FOR MY CHISUM STUDENT(S)?
Students who we can't identify, directly through the state, as receiving SNAP, TANF or Medicaid may apply via an application. The online application is available at family.titank12.com. While we encourage you to set up an account, it is not necessary for completing the application. Once received, the application will be processed within 10 days, and you will be notified of the results
To apply for free or reduced meals visit https://family.titank12.com/application/new?identifier=3ELNMQ
Paper meal applications are available at each campus office and cafeteria.
WHY ARE MEALS FREE TO ALL STUDENTS AT OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS?
Certain campuses are eligible to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). The CEP is a federally funded option that allows all students to eat breakfast and lunch during the school day for free. Chisum ISD does not qualify for this program.