Meal Application Options

Apply Online

2020-2021 online meal application for Downey Unified will be available starting July 27th, 2020.

Your child’s application is only good for that school year. You must reapply each year.*

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Download Application

If you would like to complete a paper application, please download using the button on the right. Please drop off the completed application in the secured drop box located at the Food Service Office.

Appointments are highly recommended for in-person office visits by calling:  562-469-6674Visitors are limited to one applicant at a time.

You can also mail your completed application to:

11627 Brookshire Ave.
Downey, CA 90241 
Attn: Food Services Department

*Even if you qualified last year, you will need to reapply each school year unless the school told you that your child is eligible for the new school year. Temporary eligibility for families that qualified in the previous year will expire on September 23, 2020. If you do not send in a new application that is approved by the school or you have not been notified that your child is eligible for free meals, your child will be charged the full price for meals consumed during that time.

Medical Statement Form

Students with Special Dietary Needs

Downey Unified School District will, when possible, provide food substitutions or accommodations on a case-by-case basis for children with medically certified special dietary needs.  The student must have a medical statement on file defining their certified special needs.

Students with Disabilities

Downey Unified School district will make food substitutions or accommodations for students with disabilities.  Substitutions for these students must be prescribed by a state licensed healthcare professional.*

Students with Food Allergies

Downey Unified School District will not make food substitutions for student with allergies unless a documented physician’s assessment is on file.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS:  Ingredients and menu items are subject to change or substitution without noticeStudents with severe or life-threatening allergies are recommended to bring meals from home.

Medical Statement Form

Return the completed form to your school site nurse at the beginning of each school year for processing.

*For this purpose, a state licensed healthcare professional in California is a licensed physician, a physician assistant, or a nurse practitioner.


The Food Services Department cannot be responsible for ensuring that a child’s menu selections are free from allergens. Students with life-threatening food allergies are encouraged to bring meals from home.

We serve peanut products in all Downey Unified School District Schools. We cannot guarantee that the foods we purchase have not been in contact with nuts during manufacturing.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.