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Free & Reduced Meals

Important to Know | 2024-2025 School Year

Annual Application Reminder: Remember, you must reapply each school year to continue receiving benefits. We are now accepting Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications for the 2024/2025 school year.

For Those Not Applying or Not Approved: If you decide not to apply, or if your application for the 2024/2025 school year is not approved, student meal status will revert to full-pay from the first day of the 2024/2025 school year. Please ensure funds are available in the Infinite Campus Food Service accounts by August 19, 2024, to purchase meals.

Meal Prices are as follows:
Breakfast at all schools: $2.25     Reduced Price: .30 cents
Lunch: Elementary $3.25     Middle School $3.75     High School $4.00     Reduced Price: .40 cents

How to Apply for the 2024/25 current school year:
Online: For the quickest response, you can apply through Infinite Campus.

Paper Application: Applications are now available and can be printed from the DCSD website ( under the Departments tab - Nutrition Services. During the summer break, completed paper applications for the 24/25 school year can be mailed directly to the School Nutrition Program (SNP) office at 1126 Airport Rd. Bldg B-1, Minden, 89423. Starting August 1st, paper applications will also be available at your child’s school office. You can also download the application packets directly using the links below:

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact the School Nutrition Office at 775-782-7613. Our team is here to help and ensure your child has access to nutritious meals.

Meal Applications for Free and Reduced Lunch

Filling out the meal application and being approved for FRL qualifies your student(s) for other benefits, i.e. free testing, waives fees for certain programs, assists in enrollment fees, qualifies for additional school, college and community benefits.

If you are interested in applying for free and reduced priced meals for your children, please read the instructions and FAQ documents below.

Applications will be accepted starting July 1st, 2024 for SY 24/25


Free and Reduced Meals FAQ'S

Non-Discrimination 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), visit 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.