Fuel Up! Subsidy

Eating healthy food helps children to do better in school.

To ensure that no child goes hungry, and every child eats healthy while at school, subsidies are available to families through Fuel Up!

Subsidies can be used toward the purchase of ONE hot or cold entrée, per school day, per child.

Interested in learning more about applying for support to help your child and family? Need help to help bridge a short-term gap or to provide more stability throughout the year? Please read the below section to see if you qualify for a subsidy. Or scroll to the bottom to apply for a subsidy now!

Does my family qualify for a subsidy for the school nourishment program?

Enrollment Requirements

The student(s) you are applying for must be enrolled at one of our elementary or middle schools, or at the POWER or RCAP Programs.

Typical reasons for requests

      • Loss of job (regular income)
      • Low or limited income
      • Parent or caregiver attending school
      • Parent or caregiver is participating in an employment program
      • Living with a medical condition that interferes with your ability to work or care for your child
      • You have been referred by the Ministry of Children and Family Development or a social worker.

(See below this form for more FAQs around this program)

Subsidy application

Frequently Asked Questions

Fill out the application form above. Once approved you will receive a follow up email from the Lunch Lady team with the next steps on how to order from your account.
Subsidies are completely confidential. A staff person at the School Board Office, your principal, one school secretary and the caterer will be the only people who know about subsidy requests.
No. Orders by families with subsidies and those families who submit paid orders, all do so from the same menu. All meals will be labelled and delivered in the same way so that other students and school staff will not know which meals are subsidized.
Yes, your child can still received subsidized meals. Our caterer’s website provides a list of common allergens on each meal. Please order those meals that meet your child’s needs. You can also make the caterer aware of allergens by completing the allergy/dietary requirements form found in the FAQ section on the Lunch Lady website. Please note that, while every effort will be made to provide allergen free meals, common food allergens are all utilized in our caterer’s kitchen. Cross contamination is always a possibility. If your child has severe allergies, we recommend packing a meal from home.
We appreciate that family circumstances change. Email Fuel Up! at fuelup@sd40.bc.ca to update us, if you no longer require a subsidy for your child(ren). Families who let us know that they do not need the subsidy are helping other families to be able to provide healthy lunches.