Food Services Department

Free and Reduced Meals

Applications for free or reduced-price meals for students are available at each campus office or in the food service office located at the Administrative Center located at 1713 Wilbarger Street. Only High School Students have to fill out the application for Free and Reduced Lunch for the 2022-2023 school year.

Office Hours
8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday
The telephone number is 940-553-1900

If you have any questions, please call Alice Rodriguez at 940-553-1900 x 2243 or email

Free and Reduced Lunch Application (English)

Free and Reduced Lunch Application (Spanish)

*You can fill out the Free and Reduced Meals Application online through your Skyward portal. Click here to login to Skyward. If you have a student already enrolled at VISD and you do not have your parent login information, please click here to fill out the form to get your parent login information.

Media Release for Free and Reduced Meals (CEP) for McCord, Central, Shive, and Vernon Middle School (August 12, 2022)

Media Release for Free and Reduced Meals for Vernon High School (August 12, 2022)

Wellness Policies

Thirty Day Grace Period

Students who were approved for free or reduced price meals last year in a Vernon ISD school are allowed to eat free meals or reduced-price meals for up to 30 days based on last year’s application. This grace period gives the Food Service Department time to process all the applications for this school year. If the eligibility status changes based on this year’s applications, the new status will be effective immediately.

Younger brothers and sisters may also eat free or reduced-price meals during the grace period based on the family’s status from last year. Siblings who now live with an eligible family may participate in the grace period.

New students to Vernon ISD schools may not participate in the grace period. We must have an approved application on file before we can provide a free meal.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. 

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. 

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or 

2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or 

3. email: 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.