Castlebay Lane has been designated as a Non-Community Eligibility Provision School. Breakfast and lunch are served daily at no cost provided the following criteria is met. Students are offered five food choices, and must take at least three choices (one of which must be a fruit or vegetable) in order for the meal to be free. If a student has a particular food allergy, please fill out a form with the required parent/guardian and physician's signatures.
  • Please submit a meal application for the 2022-2023 school year. Completing an application could make your child(ren) eligible for future Pandemic-EBT benefits and helps provide funding for programs at your child(ren)’s school. Regardless of eligibility, ALL students will receive meals free of charge.

  • The meal application process is federally mandated and the Food Services Division must follow all applicable regulations in order to continue to receive reimbursement funds. Each year the California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division, must approve our meal application. Once approved, we begin the annual process of qualifying students for free and reduced meal benefits. We realize the process can often be quite confusing for parents and caregivers. To assist you, we have developed a few resources that are listed below.

    If you require additional assistance, your Cafe LA manager will be glad to assist, or you may call 213-241-3185.


     2020 Meal App
    Sample Application
    Click Here to view a sample of this year's application. For an application in English or Spanish, please visit your school's main office or cafeteria. An original application must be completed as each has a unique control number and cannot be duplicated.
     foreign app
    Application in Foreign Languages

Online Meal Application

  • Parents and guardians can submit a meal application online. The online application will be processed within 24 hours, and you will not have to fill out a paper application and mail it or hand it over to the Food Services Manager at your child's school. By clicking on the link you can access the online meal application. APPLY NOW 

    Para Español HAGA CLICK AQUI.
    In order to complete the application you will need:
    • Names, Dates of birth and school names for all LAUSD students including any income information for them, if they have an income.
    • Names of all other household members with their income information.
    • Last 4 digits of the Social Security Number of person submitting the application or indicate “I do not have one” if you do not have a Social Security Number.
    • Just follow the instructions and provide the information being requested.
    • Lastly after the final review, click on the submit tab and finish the application.
    If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Food Services Division at 213-241-3185.