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For your convenience, meal eligibility applications may be submitted electronically on the Aeries/TITAN Parent Portal.
The link to apply is now available for the 2020-2021 school year.
Alternatively, a paper meal application may be submitted to the Food Services Main Office located at:
Miraleste Intermediate School
Attn: Food Services
29323 Palos Verdes Dr. East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
You may also conveniently drop your application at your child's school.
Complete one application per household.
Applications must be filed yearly. Failure to reapply by October 8, 2020 will result in loss of benefits.
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year may now be submitted! Apply now!
*A new application must be completed each year to maintain benefits! *
* Benefits DO NOT rollover! *
For your convenience, meal eligibility applications for free and reduced-price meals may be submitted electronically on the Aeries/TITAN Family Portal.
To apply, please follow the below directions:
- Click the Aeries/TITAN icon below.
- Login to your Aeries Parent Portal account.
- Click the "TITAN" icon in the navigation menu.
- Now that you have accessed the TITAN Portal, click "Meal Applications" to apply for free and reduced-price meals.
Please click the Aeries/TITAN button below to submit your application!
Please complete only one application per family.
You will receive a letter informing you of the status of your application once it has been processed. Until notification, you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.
Reduced price meal rate: Breakfast $0.30 and Lunch $0.40
Eligibility factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. Do not include foster children. TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received the prior month before taxes: Including wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.
Foster Children - In certain cases, foster children are eligible for free and reduced-price meals, regardless of your income. If you have foster children living with you and want to apply for them, please contact the Food Services Department main office at 310-732-0900 x780.
The information you provide will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.
Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its Web site at www.irs.gov.
You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its Web site at www.ftb.ca.gov.