Food Support

Bellevue LifeSpring’s Breaktime-Mealtime™ program provides grocery store food vouchers to cover students’ meals during school breaks and for emergency needs throughout the year — preventing hunger and providing nourishment.

View Eligibility Criteria below.

Eligibility Criteria

If your child(ren) attends the Bellevue School District and is enrolled in the Federal Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program, they are eligible to receive grocery store food vouchers from Bellevue LifeSpring. Distribution of the food vouchers for eligible families occurs the week before winter, mid-winter, spring, and summer breaks from school.

With the grocery store voucher, you can purchase fresh produce, dairy, bread, meat, or any food relevant to your family’s cultural and dietary needs.

Are your children registered for the Free & Reduced-Price Meals program at their school? Bellevue LifeSpring provides grocery store food vouchers for each student registered on the Free & Reduced-Price Meal program during school breaks.

You can sign your child up anytime on the Bellevue School District website. Qualification is based on household size and income; you must reapply yearly. Registering your child also opens them up to other benefits, including a waiver for some school fees.

If you haven’t already, and you are eligible, please register your child. Visit the Bellevue School District website to access the Free & Reduced-Price Meals application. The application is also included in the Bellevue School District back-to-school packet at the beginning of the school year and year-round at the school’s main office or Family Connections Center. Learn more about the application.

Need help filling out the application? Please contact the Family Engagement Specialist at your school or visit the Bellevue Family Hub for in-person assistance.

If you live in Bellevue and your child is in need of emergency food support, we may be able to help. Please visit the Bellevue Family Hub or email to learn more.

Why Vouchers?

Grocery store food vouchers are a valuable resource for your family:

Personal Choice: You are able to have a personalized experience where you can shop for food that aligns with your dietary preferences and cultural considerations.

Variety and Freshness: Grocery vouchers enable your family to access a wider variety of fresh, nutritious foods, including fruits, vegetables, and perishable items, which may not always be readily available at food banks.

Accessibility: Safeway grocery stores are often more geographically accessible to a broader range of families, whereas food banks may require transportation to a specific location, making vouchers a more convenient option.