The Dallas School District has student food service available for breakfast and lunch in each school’s cafeteria.

Each cafeteria meets the strict federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring they are healthy and well balanced to provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school.

Free and Reduced Meal Programs

Dallas School District offers healthy meals every day. Breakfast costs $1.40 for elementary and middle school and $1.50 for high school. Lunch costs $2.55 for elementary, $2.65 middle school, and $2.80 high school. If your child(ren) qualify for reduced-price meals, breakfast is $0.30 and lunch is $0.40. Applications for Free and Reduced Lunch are available online and in each school’s office. Parents and families are encouraged to complete the application annually or as circumstances change.
Free and Reduced Meal Application


SchoolCafe lunch account payments can easily be made by adding money to your child(ren)’s account—simply by visiting

Metz Culinary Management

Here at Dallas School District Dining, our services powered by Metz Culinary Management. We have something for everyone because we believe in the importance of good food and healthy dining options.
Metz Menu

Summer Meal Program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally-funded, state-administered program. Local operators serve free healthy meals and snacks to children and teens during the summer months.
Learn More About SFSP

Schools or families may also use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:

  • Call 211
  • Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre
  • Text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877877 during the summer months
  • Text “SUMMER MEALS” or “VERANO” to 97779
  • Use the website:
  • Use the site locator for smartphones:

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