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Chico Unified School District


Chico Unified School District

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All students qualify for FREE meals in the 2023-24 school year! However, application submission is still strongly encouraged.
While breakfast and lunch meals are free to all students, we do ask that all parents/families fill out a Meal Application for their household. This form benefits not only the school district but can potentially be used for discounted local programs, AP testing fee waivers, college application waivers, and Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer.  

For the new 2023-24 school year, we will continue to use LINQ Connect (formally known as Family Titan Portal), which works in conjunction with our AERIES student information system. This means that along with having the ability to view your student's grades, homework, and school information, you will also have access to view and manage your student's meal account information. You will also be able to make payments and apply for free and reduced-price meal benefits all from a convenient link in your Aeries Portal!  If you have not already done so, you can create a LINQ Connect online account to have access to your student’s meal purchase and payment history. If you have previously setup a Titan Family Portal account, you do not need to create a new acoutn with LINQ Connect, all your information will be transferred to the new site for your convenience. LINQ Connect has an app available to both Apple and Android users, scan QR code below to download. 
Titan Family Portal is now LINQ Connect
Applications for the 2023-24 School Year are now avaialble! Click on the LINQ Connect logo or link below:
LINQ Connect logo
  • Login to LINQ Connect
  • Create an account
  • Verify your email
  • Link your children to your new account
You have the option to apply for Free & Reduced meals straight from your dashboard.
Or print and fill out:
Applications MUST be renewed each school year starting July 1st. Please submit one application per household, even if your children attend more than one school in the District.
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. Please click on the link below and complete ONE application for your entire household, once you've completed and signed the meal application you can send it into the school office, cafeteria staff or deliver it directly to the Nutrition Services Office at 2455 Carmichael Drive, Chico behind Cal Skate.
If you need assistance completing the meal application, please contact us at anytime at (530) 891-3000 ext. 20745.
In the event that free meals do not continue into the next school year, as determined by the State, the meal prices will be as followed:
Elementary Breakfast $2.00  Lunch $3.50
Secondary Breakfast $2.25   Lunch $3.75
Please check out our Meal Charge Policy.


CUSD Nutrition Services Department understands the increasing prevalence of life threatening allergies amongst school populations and is committed to the saftey of the students dinign with us.
If your student has a life threatening food allergy, or a disability related to food, please have your student's physician complete this form and submit it to Nutrition Services office. The form MUST be signed by a California state licensed physician, physician assistant or nurser practitioner (no other signatures will be accepted). The form can faxed to the Nutrition Servcies office directly at 891-3206 or emailed to the Nutrition Speciailsit, Sydney Reynoza at Once the form is received and processed, proper substitutions can be arranged and the risk of accidental exposure to allergens can be eliminated in the school setting.
To remove an exisitng medical meal accomendation form on file for your student, a signed note from the physician must be submitted to the Nutrition Services office stating that the student is cleared of all listed allergies. 
*Our bakery is NUT FREE