Empire Gardens Elementary
Empire Gardens Elementary

Meal Program

At San José Unified, we believe student nutrition is a key component of a well-rounded education. We constantly strive to meet the nutritional needs of our students while ensuring our schools promote a healthy and active learning environment.

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Meal Payments


Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Each year, all of our families are asked to complete and return an application to qualify for our Free and Reduced-Price Meals program (FRPM). Regardless of your family’s income or student’s grade level, this will ensure that students have access to all available resources the district can provide.

Income Eligibility Guidelines


AP/IB Exam Discount

Please note that the 2020-2021 deadline to qualify for the AP/IB exam discount by submitting a free and reduced-price meal (FRPM) application has passed. Families who completed and returned the annual FRPM application by the appropriate deadline – regardless of their household income or FRPM program eligibility – will have the cost of all AP and/or IB exams for their student(s) reduced to $5.