South Texas ISD taking applications for meal program

MERCEDES — If you want your child to get a free or reduced-price meal this school year, now is the time to sign up.

The South Texas Independent School District is now accepting 2019–2020 free and reduced-price meal applications. The applications can be obtained at all six campuses and on the STISD website.

Eligibility requirements vary according to family size, income and need.

For example, a family of four seeking free lunches cannot have an annual household income of more than $33,475. For reduced price lunches, the annual household income cannot exceed $47,638.

Complete eligibility guidelines can be found on the nutrition section of the STISD website.

What you should know

Applications for free or reduced-price meals can be found at all six STISD campuses and at the website at

To have an application mailed, call the campus or Child Nutrition Office at (956) 514-4236. Families can also complete the application through their Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

STISD Campuses

South Texas ISD Health Professions in Mercedes

South Texas ISD Science Academy in Mercedes

South Texas ISD Medical Professions in Olmito

South Texas ISD Rising Scholars Academy in San Benito

South Texas ISD Preparatory Academy in Edinburg

South Texas ISD World Scholars in Edinburg