• Online Free/Reduce Meal Applications for 2019-2020 available on July 22nd.

    How do I know if I qualify for Free and Reduced meal benefits?

    If your total household income is within the limits listed in the table below, your children may be eligible for either free or reduced-price school meals. If your child/children qualify for free or reduced-price meals, you may also be eligible for food assistance benefits from the State of Iowa, Department of Human Services (DHS).

    Once your application has been received by the food service department, please allow up to 10 business days for approval of the application. A confirmation letter of approval or denial will be mailed once the application has been reviewed.

     *EASY Online Free/Reduced Meal Applications*

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    Why should I fill my application out online?

    1. It only takes minutes to register and fill out the online forms!
    2. No paperwork to fill out and mail!
    3. Track and recieve confirmation of benefits faster!
    4. Log on anytime to print of a benefits confirmation letter!
    5. You can also fill out the application via your mobile device!  Download the SchoolCafe App via the Apple Store or through GooglePlay.

    How do complete my online application at SchoolCafe?

    First: Register an account with SchoolCafe:

    1. *IMPORTANT* - Before registering for a SchoolCafe account you will need your child's student ID number.  This can be found by logging into Ankeny School's student data base (Infinite Campus). Click this link: Infinite Campus Link
    2. Click on this SchoolCafe link:  www.schoolcafe.com
    3. Click on "Register, I need an account"
    4. Follow the 5 easy steps to create your account and enjoy all of the following SchoolCafe offerings... 

    Second: Apply for free/reduced priced benefits

    1. Log into your SchoolCafe account
    2. Click "Eligibility Benefits"
    3. Click "Apply for benefits
    4. Fill out the form and click submit
    5. Check back for application information


    2019-2020 Free/Reduce Meal Eligibility Paper Application (English)


    For More Information

    For information about state food assistance benefits, contact
    1-877-347-5678, or apply online at the Iowa Department of Human Services website.

Does my family qualify?

2019-2020 School Year Free and Reduced Priced Meals Income Eligibility Table
Household Size Yearly Total Income Monthly Total Income Twice a Month Total Income Bi-Weekly Total Income Weekly Income
1 $23,107 $1,926 $963 $889 $445
2 $31,284 $2,607 $1,304 $1,204 $602
3 $39,461 $3,289 $1,645 $1,518 $759
4 $47,638 $3,970 $1,985 $1,833 $917
5 $55,815 $4,652 $2,326 $2,147 $1,074
6 $63,992 $5,333 $2,667 $2,462 $1,231
7 $72,169 $6,015 $3,008 $2,776 $1,388
8 $80,346 $6,696 $3,348 $3,091 $1,546
For each additional family member, add: +$8,177 +$682 +$341 +$315 +$158
  • USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

    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 at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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 Rights

    1400 Independence Avenue, SW

    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2)    Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

    (3)    Email: program.intake@usda.gov

     Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement: 

    “It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9.  If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office building, 400 E. 14th St. Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; website: https://icrc.iowa.gov/.”

     Ankeny Schools is an equal opportunity provider.