This is a great resource for families whose household income is at or below the federal guidelines even if the situation is short-term, such as a temporary layoff. Participants are also eligible for low-cost high-speed Internet, discounted computers, and fee reductions for athletics and activities.

A new application (one per household) must be completed each school year to qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. Applications are now being accepted online at https://district.ode.state.or.us/apps/frlapp/default.aspx and at the 4J Education Center (200 North Monroe, Eugene).

The school district receives federal reimbursement for free and reduced-price meals, and individual schools can receive additional federal funding based on how many students qualify for the program.

INFO: 4J Nutrition Services at 541-790-7656