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Free Meals Extended through September 2022

Free meals are available to youth 18 years old and younger through September 2022. During the school year, a supper meal is provided when available for after school programs. Meals are provided at no cost to families through the Federal Child Nutrition Programs funding. There are no income requirements and no application necessary.

Menus Online

For access to weekly menus, select “Check District Menu” & enter “Eugene School District 4J” in the search field. Filter to your student’s school (or where you are picking up meals), then use the arrows to rotate to the menu week desired. Hover over any item to see nutrition information or use filters for allergens and dietary restrictions.

Apply for Free and Reduced Meals

Free meals will be available to all students in 4J schools throughout the 2021–22 school year, thanks to the extension of a federal program that makes it possible to provide free meals without application requirements.

We start processing applications for the next school year beginning July 1 each year. Please make sure you submit the application for the school year for which you are applying as we cannot process an application for a prior year.

The school meal program is confidential, easy, and can help both your budget and your child’s school. A new application must be completed every year (one per household).


If your student attends a “Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)” school, breakfast and lunch are provided for no charge & no application is required.

Elementary Schools: Adams, Awbrey Park, Camas Ridge, Chavez, Edison, Family School, Holt, Howard, River Road, McCornack, Spring Creek, Twin Oaks, or Willagillespie

Middle Schools: ATA, Kelly, Kennedy, or Madison

Additional Schools and Programs: ECCO, Fox Hollow, or Eugene Online Academy campuses.

On the menu: Fresh, healthy school food

Make a Payment Online

Make student meal account deposits and payments online, in person at your school, or in-person or by mail to the 4J Nutrition Service Office: 200 North Monroe Street, Eugene, Oregon 97402.

This program is open to all—discrimination is prohibited

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 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:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.