Nutrition Services for 2022-23

From the Sherwood School District

June 23, 2022

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Dear SSD Families,

Meal services in our schools will be transitioning back to normal National School Lunch Program (NSLP) operations for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, including a per-meal cost. For more information on meal prices and eligibility for free or reduced meals for students, please see the information below.

SSD 2022-23 Meal Prices

The standard meal prices for the upcoming school year in our district are as follows:


  • Elementary - $2.15
  • Middle School - $2.40
  • High School - $2.75


  • Elementary - $3.50
  • Middle School - $3.85
  • High School - $3.90


  • Milk - $0.60
  • Adult Lunch - $5.00

Free and Reduced Meals - Eligibility and Application

While recent COVID-19 waivers had allowed schools and school districts flexibility to offer meals at no cost, we recognize that returning to paid meals in the coming school year could have a significant impact on family budgets. We are here to help ease this transition, and encourage families to fill out the eligibility application for free and reduced meals starting on July 1, 2022.

Students and families can apply for free and reduced-price meal benefits, using the ODE CNP Online Free and Reduced Meal Application.

School nutrition programs are included in the 2019 Oregon Student Success Act under the Statewide Education Initiatives Account. The purpose of the funding is to expand participation in the school breakfast and lunch programs in public schools and public charter schools.

Oregon Expanded Income Eligibility Group (EIG) supports students who do not qualify for free and reduced meal benefits using federal income guidelines. It provides meal benefits to households with incomes above 185% but not exceeding 300% of the federal poverty guidelines.

For more details on income-based eligibility, please click the image below to access the Federal and Oregon Expanded Income Eligibility charts for the 2022-23 school year.

If you have additional questions about school meals or free/reduced eligibility, please contact our Nutrition Services Department at, or by phone at 503-825-5009.