Child Nutrition

  • Gainesville ISD announced its policy that this school year, healthy meals (breakfast and lunch) will be offered every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year.

    While no application or eligibility determination is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, income eligibility requirements will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year. As such, Gainesville ISD will process household applications during school year 2021-2022  to ensure student eligibility for free or reduced-price meals during the first 30 days of the 2022-2023 school year while 2022-2023 applications are being processed. Each school/site or central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed upon request. 

    Starting on August 1st, 2021 Gainesville ISD will begin distributing letters to the households of the children in the district {or service area} about these 2022-2023 eligibility benefits and actions households need to take to apply. Applications also are available at 800 S. Morris, Gainesville TX 76240 or you can apply online: