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!

Some families will require a full subsidy, where meals will be provided at no cost to the families, and some families will be able to pay a partial fee, supplemented with a partial subsidy. Subsidies can only be used toward the purchase of one hot or cold entrée per school day (small size for $5.75 or larger sizes for $6.75).

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.

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.

Reason for the request

Parents must provide one of the following reasons for requiring subsidy:

      • Loss of job (regular income)
      • Low income
      • Attending school
      • Participating in an employment program
      • Looking for work (only one parent or guardian)
      • Living with a medical condition that interferes with your ability to care for your child
      • You have been referred by a Ministry of Children and Family Development or Delegated Aboriginal Agency social worker.

Interested applying for the program?

To submit your confidential application, complete the Fuel Up subsidy application form (or click the icon below).

Frequently Asked Questions

Subsidies will be completely confidential. A staff person at the School Board Office and your principal will be the only staff members made aware of your subsidy request.
No. All students will have the ability to order the same meals, regardless of ability to pay. 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.
We ask that you commit to pay what you are able. We understand that for some families, a full subsidy (i.e. no cost to the family) will be needed. We also understand that your ability to pay may change month to month.
Yes, your child can still received subsidized meals. Our caterer’s website provides a list of common allergens. Please order those meals that meet your child’s needs.

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.

You will receive an email or phone call confirming that your partial or full subsidy has been approved.
Your portion of meal payment is due when placing your child’s school lunch order. All orders must be made by Friday for meal delivery the following week.
We appreciate that family circumstances change. Email Fuel Up! with your new circumstances. Families who don't need the subsidy are helping other families to be able to provide healthy lunches.