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Applications for School Meal Assistance and School Fee Assistance

It is the Ames Community School District’s policy to accept responsibility for providing free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches to eligible students in the schools under its jurisdiction according to the guidelines provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The District may also reduce or waive fees based on certain eligibility criteria.

Information about eligibility for free and reduced-price school breakfasts and lunches can be found below or is available from the Food Services Office. Contact via email or by calling 515-268-6646. The application is available at all building principal’s offices, and online.

In general, the District will waive fees for students who meet the financial eligibility criteria for free school meals, or the Family Investment Program (FIP), or are eligible for transportation assistance or in foster care. Students who qualify for reduced-price school meals may have their school fees reduced by 50%.

  • All families receive fee waiver applications each year when they enroll students.
  • Families may reapply for waived or reduced fees at any time their circumstances change.

Meal Assistance Information 

 How to Apply for Meal Assistance 

 2021-2022 Iowa Meal Assistance Application

Information Letter for Meal Assistance Program 

Iowa Meal Assistance FAQ 

2021-2022 Fee Waiver Statement

Deb Milliken
Accounting Specialist
Fax: 515/268-6634


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