End to Free Meals for 2022-2023

End to Free Meals for 2022-2023
Posted on 06/20/2022
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June 20, 2022

Dear Bellaire Families,The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expected to discontinue the waiver that has allowed schools to offer free meals to all students for the 2021-2022 school year.

Starting next school year (2022-2023), in order to receive free or reduced meals, families must be eligible through the Free and Reduced Meal program.

All families are encouraged to apply for this program regardless of your income. Free and Reduced Meal applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be available after July 1, 2022 online through the Family Portal.

In addition, due to federal regulations and overall cost increases for food, the prices for breakfast and lunch may increase next year. The meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year will be announced later this summer.

Parents, guardians, or students can add funds to student meal accounts online with a credit or debit card at any time through the secure Meal Magic Family Portal app. Through the portal, parents can view student meal account balances, purchase history, and set low-balance notifications.

To access the Family Portal, visit https://bellaire.familyportal.cloud/. If you previously had a Lunch App account, you will need to Register with the new portal as Lunch App has been discontinued. You can get more information on our website at https://www.bellairek12.org/for_parents/food_services


PDF copy of the above letter from Food Service Director, Lori Lighthart