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Student Nutrition Services

At San José Unified, we believe student nutrition is a key component of a well-rounded education. We constantly strive to meet the nutritional needs of our students while ensuring our schools promote a healthy and active learning environment.

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Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Each year, all of our families are asked to complete and return an application to qualify for our Free and Reduced-Price Meals program (FRPM). Regardless of your family’s income or student’s grade level, this will ensure that students have access to all available resources the district can provide.

Income Eligibility Guidelines


AP/IB Exam Discount

Please note that the 2020-2021 deadline to qualify for the AP/IB exam discount by submitting a free and reduced-price meal (FRPM) application has passed. Families who completed and returned the annual FRPM application by the appropriate deadline – regardless of their household income or FRPM program eligibility – will have the cost of all AP and/or IB exams for their student(s) reduced to $5.


Meal Donations

Recently, we’ve heard from members of the community who want to know how they can help to ensure that every student has access to healthy meals on campus. That’s why we’ve partnered with MySchoolBucks to provide an opportunity for you to make tax-deductible donations toward student meals.

Please visit this online portal to make a donation today:

Every $2 you give covers the cost of a meal for one of our students, so every dollar truly does count!

Thank you in advance for your generous support. Please note that donations and private grants made to San José Unified School District are tax deductible as charitable contributions under IRS Code Section 170(c)(1).