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2022-23 Free/Reduced Meal Applications Now Open

April 13, 2022 

The free meals program provided by the USDA and Texas Department of Agriculture for all PfISD students during the pandemic will end with the 2021-22 school year. Starting with the 2022-23 school year, students must complete the necessary form to receive free or reduced meals. 

PfISD is encouraging families who feel they may qualify for the free/reduced meal program to complete the forms this year as it will give their students coverage for the first 30 days of next school year. Then, they will need to complete an application at the beginning of next school year to receive benefits all year long. 

Parents can get more information on other benefits provided through the free/reduced meals program online at This link includes instructions on how to complete the application and links to the application in multiple languages.

Please take note: the free meals that have been available to all students, regardless of their application status, are ending. Students who have previously been part of the free/reduced meal plan or newer students who enrolled in PfISD during the 2020-21 or 2021-22 school year who may be eligible for the traditional program need to apply to continue receiving free or reduced meals at school next school year.