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Application for 2020-21 EPISD free and reduced-priced meals now open

EPISD Free and Reduced Priced Meals

(EL PASO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT -- July 21, 2020) — The application for free and reduced-priced meals in EPISD for the 2020-2021 school year is now available online for parents to fill and submit. 

For the first time, the District is going paperless in the application process and asking parents to fill out the application completely online, although arrangements can be made to schedule an appointment to help families with limited or no access to the internet. 

The application can be found in English and Spanish here:

“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the importance of school meals in the community, so it is imperative now more than ever to make sure our parents and families submit the application for free and reduced-priced meals,” said Laura Duran, EPISD’s director of nutrition services. 

EPISD cafeteria staff will continue to make and distribute breakfast and lunch for students, even when students learn virtually from home. 

Applying for free or reduced-priced meals is easy and confidential. Parents with multiple children in the District can fill out one application for all members of the family.

Parents who need to fill and submit an application in person or who need other help can call 230-2162 or email

Story by Gustavo Reveles
Graphic by Martín A. López