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Food and Nutrition

Free and Reduced Meal Application

Families who previously qualified for free or reduced-priced meal benefits will be notified to reapply when school starts to continue receiving district supported fee reductions and benefits. Benefits and reduced fees available to families who qualify for free and reduced meals include PEBT, ASB cards, laptop protection, and athletic fees.
Those who believe they may qualify, should also apply for meal benefits when school starts to receive available fee reductions.

Parental Consent Needed for Additional Fee Waivers:  Families of children in grades 9-12 who qualify for free and reduced-priced meals, are required to submit a Consent to Share survey to receive additional fee waivers. Parental consent is needed to receive additional fee reductions on items such as ASB cards, athletic participation fees, device coverage, and more.  

Do you want to find out if you qualify for free or reduced meals?

  • Apply for the meal program on-line at
  • Get your approval before school starts
  • Faster response time
  • Clear and simple application process
  • Printable confirmation letter so you can easily apply to school programs that require this information
  • No lines
  • Multiple languages available on online service provides families quicker access, clearer instruction, and reduces processing time for those needing to obtain free/reduced price meal benefits.  The online application is available in multiple languages and can be accessed at any time of the day or night.  The online application process walks parents through a quick, step by step application process, prompting them for the necessary information.  All personal information is encrypted and secured via PCl compliant software.  The application process also provides parents/guardians with an option to set up a free email address (if one is not currently set-up), in order to facilitate a faster notification back to parents/guardians once their application has been processed.

To sign up for the service, click here to be directed to the website.   When the page opens, follow the registration directions.

USDA Lunch and Breakfast Meal Prices for 2023-2024:

All students qualifying for Free/Reduced meal benefits will receive Breakfast and Lunch meals at no cost.

To apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits, apply online using www.EZMEALAPP.COM. Hard copies of the application are also available at the Food and Nutrition Services office, 3607 17th St SW, Suite A, Puyallup. You may also request an application by calling (253) 841-8773.

  • Student Breakfast                  $2.95
  • Adult Breakfast                       $3.50
  • Elementary Lunch                  $3.95
  • Jr. High/High School Lunch   $4.25
  • Adult Lunch                             $5.45
  • Adult Breakfast                       $3.75
  • Extra Carton of Milk               $0.75

*The following schools qualify for free school meals (breakfast and lunch) for all students through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision or Meals for Washington Students Act: Carson, Firgrove, Hunt, Karshner, Meeker, Pope, Spinning, Stewart, Sunrise, Walker HS, Waller Road, Wildwood, Woodland, and Zeiger. Although meals are free for all students at these schools, families are still strongly encouraged to complete meal benefit applications to receive additional benefits and support qualification for these programs.

Click to view the USDA Food and Nutrition Service Translated Applications for school meals.

“The mission of Food and Nutrition Services is to provide high quality, nutritionally sound food service programs that support student learning and Puyallup School District’s strategic plan in a financially solvent manner.

It is the primary goal of Food and Nutrition Services to enhance each student’s ability to learn by providing nutritious, appealing and tasty meals.  A wide variety of food choices are available to help teach students how to develop healthy, lifelong eating habits.  Additionally, food services assists schools, PTA groups, community groups, parents, and teachers by providing a variety of catering services, barbeques, and other types of special event support. It is our ultimate hope that we will delight all of our patrons.”

The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

Contact Us

Joseph Byrne
Director of Nutrition Services & Logistics Support

Eva Pelliconi
Assistant Director, Production and Elementary Food Services 

Robin Osborn
Assistant Director, Logistics and Secondary Food Services

Beth Hawn
Office Manager


3607 17th St SW, Suite A
Puyallup, Washington 98373
Office Hours: 7:00 am-4:00 pm


(253) 841-8773

We Are Hiring! Work near your students and still have time for your family!

Food & Nutrition Services is hiring part-time Substitute Food Servers for the 2023-2024 school year.  To apply, click on the link or call 253-841-8773 for more information.