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Free and Reduced Lunch

Posted Date: 10/14/2020

Free and Reduced Lunch


October 15, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Our goal at PCA is to provide every student with the best learning opportunity possible, and children need healthy meals to learn. Pineywoods Community Academy offers both breakfast and lunch on campus every school day. Your student may qualify for free or reduced price meals. Both On-campus Learners and Remote Learners are eligible to qualify for the free or reduced meals program. PCA urges all students to apply.

If students qualified for free or reduced priced meals during the 2019-2020 school year, families must submit a new application to continue the free or reduced program for the 2020-2021 school year.

Please complete the attached form and submit to the MS/HS or Elementary front office by October 30.  If you cannot print the form, contact PCA and we will provide you with a copy.

Below are a few Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Who can get Free or Reduced Meals?
    1. All children in the household who receive the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),  Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) are eligible for free meals.
    2. Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals.
    3. Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals.
    4. Children may receive free or reduced priced meals if the household’s income is within the limits of the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines.


  1. Do I need to fill out an application for each student in my household?

No. Use one Socioeconomic Information form all students in the same household. PCA cannot accept an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out ALL of the required information. Return the form to: PCA, 602 S. Raguet St., Lufkin, TX 75904 (via mail or personal drop-off)


  1. Can I apply online?

No, not at this time. Forms must be submitted to the front office.

PCA hopes to help you provide your students the nutrition needed to enhance all of their learning opportunities.


PCA Administration


Click HERE to view and download the form.