School Meals Info for 23-24
School Year 22-23 For Reference
Information updated for the School Year 23-24 as it becomes available.
For the School Year 22-23 Breakfast and Lunch was served at no cost ONLY to students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Lunch was $3.25 and Breakfast was $2.25.
Learn about how to apply for Free and Reduced Meals and other qualifying benefits such as AP Exams, Athletics Fees, ASB Fees, College Application Fees, on the district Free and Reduced Meals page.
Families can check and update their PayPam balance. Please note there is a minimal amount of $10. PayPams charges users a payment transaction of $ 1.95 per student for each transaction.
To avoid the transaction fee families can pay cash or write a check to Culinary Services. Be sure to include your student’s name and ID and give to the Kitchen Manager in the Lunchroom.
Student Meals at School
Breakfast and lunch will be served at no cost to those students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Additionally, Seattle Public Schools has several schools that will offer free meals (breakfast and lunch) for all students. See a list of schools that will offer free meals for all students.
Breakfast and lunch is served each day in all Seattle schools.
- A greater focus on fruits and vegetables at breakfast.
- More whole-grain rich items.
- Meals contain less sodium.
Please Note: Menus are subject to change without notice. For the latest menu information, contact your school administration to connect with the school’s kitchen manager.
Free Meals for Students
Your child may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. In all Seattle schools, students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals receive meals at no cost.
You must reapply every year. Qualification is based on household income.
Students who qualify receive additional benefits including reduced fees for the following programs.
- Event Fees
- Field Trips
- Advanced Placement Tests
- Running Start Books
- Associated Student Body (ASB) Fees
- Pre-College Exams (PSAT/SAT/ACT)
- College Application Fees
Breakfast and lunch will be served at no cost to those students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Additionally, Seattle Public Schools has several schools that will offer free meals (breakfast and lunch) for all students.
Pay for Student Meals and Apply for Student Meal Assistance
Learn more about how to apply for nutrition assistance, add money to your student’s account, or check menus and allergy information.