Tempe Union to Offer Meals at No Cost During 21/22 School Year

August 11, 2021 – Tempe Union High School District will be offering healthy meals to all students at no cost for the 21/22 school year. As part of this program all students at Tempe High, Marcos De Niza, Corona Del Sol, McClintock, Desert Vista, and Mountain Pointe high schools will be offered free breakfast and lunch meals every school day regardless of household income.

Completing an application for free/reduced meals is still recommended for families as it can lead to additional benefits and discounts. Household size and income criteria are used to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits if the household does not receive assistance or the students are not in the other categories. Students can receive free or reduced-price meals if the household’s gross income falls at or below the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guideline chart.

 

Federal Eligibility Income Chart for School Year 2021-2022

 

FREE

REDUCED-PRICE

Household Size

Yearly Income

Monthly Income

Weekly Income

Yearly Income

Monthly Income

Weekly Income

1

$16,744

$1,396

$322

$23,828

$1,986

$459

2

$22,646

$1,888

$436

$32,227

$2,686

$620

3

$28,548

$2,379

$549

$40,626

$3,386

$782

4

$34,450

$2,871

$663

$49,025

$4,086

$943

5

$40,352

$3,363

$776

$57,424

$4,786

$1,105

6

$46,254

$3,855

$890

$65,823

$5,486

$1,266

7

$52,156

$4,347

$1,003

$74,222

$6,186

$1,428

8

$58,058

$4,839

$1,117

$82,621

$6,886

$1,589

Each additional person:

$5,902

$492

$114

$8,399

$700

$162

 

To apply for free or reduced-price meals, households can fill out the application and return it to the school, unless the household has already received notification that their children are approved for free meals this year. Application forms are made available to all households with a letter informing households of the availability of free and reduced-price meals for their children and what is required to complete the application. Applications also are available on our website at www.tempeunion.org and at http://family.titank12.com. 

Only one application is required for all children in the household if they all attend schools within Tempe Union High School District and the information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and verification of data.  Applications may be verified at any time during the school year by the school or other program officials. An application for free or reduced-price benefits cannot be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information as indicated on the application and instructions. In the operation of child feeding programs, no child will be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, national origin, age, or disability.

Families can apply for benefits at any time. If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact the school. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household's income falls at or below the Federal Guidelines. Contact the Food and Nutrition Department at any time to request an application. 

Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price policy, the Director of Food and Nutrition will review applications and determine eligibility.  Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the official may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. Parents wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally or in writing to Food and Nutrition, 500 W. Guadalupe Rd., Tempe, AZ., 85283, (480) 345-3724.

For more information on any aspect of the program, families are encouraged to call Tempe Union’s Food and Nutrition Department at (480) 345-3724. 



About Tempe Union High School District

Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) is an A-rated school district by the Arizona Department of Education and home to approximately 14,500 students across seven high schools. Five TUHSD schools have also earned the A+ Award of Excellence from the Arizona Educational Foundation and three schools – Desert Vista, Mountain Pointe and McClintock - have earned the award twice. It is our vision that all students will graduate with the knowledge, understanding and ability to apply skills necessary for success in college, career and life. For more information, visit www.tempeunion.org.