Now Accepting New Applications

  • All families must complete a new application for 2019-20

    Current Recipients: New meal applications MUST be turned in for all recipients each new school year — even if you were qualified earlier in 2019. If you qualified last year, look for the new applications we mailed earlier this month. Please complete and submit before the first day of school.

    New recipients: Please complete and submit before the first day of school. Be aware that if you do not qualify now but later have a change in your situation or income, you may apply anytime during the school year. 

    Our Nutrition Service Staff is available for assistance or questions. Call us at (208) 667-7469 Monday-Friday, 7 AM to 3 PM. We are located at 1242 E Best Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814.

Free & Reduced Priced Meal Application

  • Apply through your Skyward account

    NEW! You now may fill out and submit an application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals through your SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS account. When you log in, select the FOOD SERVICE tab. Make sure you have selected an individual student (not All Students) from the drop-down menu at the top of the page. Then select the Applications link, and select Add Applications to begin the process.


    Children may receive free or reduced price meals if your household’s income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals if your household income falls at or below the limits on this chart, which reflects gross annual income. (Gross income is the total income received before taxes or deductions.) 

    Income Chart (before taxes)
    Effective July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
     Household Size  Annual  Monthly Weekly
     1  23,107   1,926
     2  31,284  2,607    602
     3  39,461  3,289    759 
     4  47,638  3,970    917
     5  55,815  4,652 1,074 
     6  63,992  5,333 1,231 
     7  72,169  6,015 1,388 
     8  80,346  6,696 1,546 
     For each add person add:  +8,177   +682  +158
    This program for enrolled students is a great benefit, and we encourage you to apply at any time, especially if your home situation or income has changed.

    Print the application, complete, and send to Nutrition Services, 1242 E. Best Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

    The office is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Please make sure to see the Application Instructions and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the right before you fill out your application. If you still have questions, feel free to call us at (208) 667-7469.


New Students

  • New students to Coeur d'Alene School district will need to bring money for meals or bring a sack lunch until their family application is processed and approved. Although we have ten working days to process a meal application, our goal is to process your application as soon as possible. Also, new students to the district must have an application on file to eat free or reduced meals, even if their brother or sister has been free.

We Respect Your Privacy

  • All information on your application is confidential and will only be used for the meal program, unless you request to release the information. Student computer accounts look identical to cash paying students, so no one can tell what the status of any student is. We respect your privacy.