Where Can I Apply?
Hays CISD Child Nutrition uses one app for your cafeteria needs. Hays CISD partners with SchoolCafe, a safe and secure way for parents to apply for free & reduced-price meals and make online payments to student's cafeteria accounts. Follow the link to get started. https://www.schoolcafe.com/hayscisd
Free & Reduce Price Meal Application FAQ
Are meals going to be free this year?
The federal waiver that gave program flexibilities to serve free meals for all students has expired for the 22-23 school year. We are currently accepting meal applications for free and reduced-price meals. We encourage households to fill out an application. Households eligible for free or reduced-price benefits may be eligible for additional benefits.
Do I need to fill out an application every year?
Yes, every school year each household is required to fill out an application for the current school year.
Where can I get an application?
You can easily apply online https://www.schoolcafe.com/hayscisd or you can get a paper application from the front office at your student's school and the Child Nutrition office.
Do I need to fill out an application if I already received a letter stating that my student/students are on the program for the current school year?
If you already received a letter stating your student qualifies for free/reduced price benefits for the current school year, then you do not need to fill out an application.
Do I need to fill out an application for every student in my household?
You only need to fill out 1 application per household.
Paper Applications & Additional Help
Please call the Child Nutrition office at 512-268-1336 if you need assistance or have questions filling out the application. All applications are processed on a first in-first out basis, and a letter stating the results of your application will be mailed home.