School Meals Program
Pacific East - Grab and Go Meals
Grab and Go Meals during School Closures
The Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific Region will continue to provide meals to students through its Grab-and-Go meal program during the temporary closure of school facilities.
The Grab-and-Go meal program will continue through April 3 and resume April 13, following spring break. The program makes meals available for students who participate in the free and reduced meal program. Families with children may also purchase Grab-and-Go meals.
For schools on Mainland Japan, we will offer breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. and lunch from 10-11:30 a.m.
- Yokota Joan K. Mendel Elementary School
- Camp Zama Middle/High School
And offering lunch only from 10-11:30 a.m.
- Yokota West Elementary School
- John O. Arnn Elementary School
- Misawa Sollars Elementary School
- Sullivans Elementary School
- Ikego Elementary School
- Darby Elementary School
- Sasebo Elementary School
And offering lunch only from 10-11 a.m.
- Iwakuni Elementary School
Pacific Student Meals - East - Exchange
DoDEA Pacific East encompasses all of the schools in Japan. Three separate agencies provide student meals in this district including The Exchange, the Navy Exchange (NEX), as well as Marine Corps Community Service (MCCS). These agencies also provide Free and Reduced-Price meals to students who qualify under Federal Guidelines.
The Exchange supports these schools:
- Misawa Schools: Edgren HS, Sollars ES
- Yokota Schools: Mendel ES, Yokota West ES, Yokota MS, Yokota HS
- Camp Zama Schools: Zama American MHS, Arnn ES
The SMP for these schools in the Pacific East District is managed by The Exchange. For more information on menus, payment options, pricing, or nutrition visit The Exchange Lunch Program website:
- Getting Started with MyPaymentsPlus
- Exchange School Lunch Program
- AAFES School Meal Program Flyer
Free and Reduced-Price meals are available to students who qualify under Federal Guidelines are also available. Please click on the appropriate link on The Exchange web page to complete the required Free & Reduced Meal Program online application which needs to be completed each school year. If there are any questions, please contact the AAFES Pacific Administrator:
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027), which can be obtained online, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
About the Pacific Student Meal Program
The Student Meal Program (SMP) follows U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines and regulations and our purpose is to provide wholesome, nutritious meals to children daily. DoDEA schools serve over seven million meals annually in the United States and overseas.
In the Pacific, the SMP is operated by a School Food Authority (SFA) and is responsible for following USDA regulations, guidelines, and requirements. While not the only SFA in the Pacific, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (The Exchange) is the largest provider of student meals on military installations. The Exchange also provides Free and Reduced-Price meals to students who qualify under Federal Guidelines. Additionally, in certain areas the school lunch program is run by the Navy Exchange (NEX) or Marine Corps Community Service (MCCS) . Each District in the Pacific (South, East, and West), can provide more information on eligibility for the program.
The Department of Defense Participates in the National School Lunch Program. This program is a federally subsidized program and your dependents may be eligible to receive free or reduced priced meals. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals if your household income falls at or below the limits on the chart below (Note: Housing Allowances and COLA is NOT considered income in overseas areas).
All parents need to apply/re-apply each school year for the Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program.
Families who apply and are qualified receive free or reduced price meals.
- Free/Reduced Lunch Applications for those children who were in the system last year must be renewed each year within the first thirty (30) calendar days of the school year if the benefit is to continue into the new school year.
Student Lunch Prices
|Full Price||Reduced Price|
|Grades Pre K - 5||$3.50||$0.40|
|Grades 6 – 12||$3.75||$0.40|
Student Breakfast Prices
These schools will offer breakfast for students:
Korea: Osan MHS, Osan ES, Daegu ES, Daegu MHS, Humphreys ES Central, Humphreys ES West, Humphreys MS, Humphreys HS
Okinawa: Amelia Earhart IS, Ralph F. Stearley PS, Ryukyu MS, Kadena ES, Bechtel ES, Bob Hope ES, Killin ES, Zukeran ES
Japan: Zama MHS, Joan K. Mendel ES
|Breakfast Prices||Full Price||Reduced Price|
|Grades Pre K - 12||$2.00||$0.30|
School Meals Program
Providing wholesome, nutritious meals to eligible students in our Department of Defense schools.
Pacific Student Meals
The Exchange: Okinawa, Korea, Japan Schools
The Exchange supports these communities on mainland Japan:
Camp Zama Schools, Misawa AB Schools, Yokota AB Schools.
The School Meal Program (SMP) for our Okinawa, Korea, and many of our schools in mainland Japan are managed by The Exchange. For more information on menus, payment options, pricing, or nutrition visit The Exchange Lunch Program website:
Free and Reduced-Price meals are available to students who qualify under Federal Guidelines are also available. Please click on the appropriate link on The Exchange web page to complete the required Free & Reduced Meal Program online application which needs to be completed each school year.
If there are any questions contact:
Email: AAFES Pacific Administrator
Email: Mr. Francis Oshiro
The Navy Exchange: Japan, Guam Schools
The Navy Exchange supports these communities on mainland Japan:
NAF Atsugi, CFA Yokosuka, CFA Sasebo.
If there are any questions for the Japan District POC:
- Email: Mr. Matthew Miller
The SMP for these schools in the Japan District and Guam are managed by the Navy Exchange on behalf of DoDEA. Please find information about meal prices, menus, and more at:
- Navy NEX Free and Reduced Meal Program Application
MCCS: Iwakuni schools:
- The MCCS supports these schools: Perry ES, Iwakuni IS, Iwakuni MS, Perry HS
The SMP for these schools in the Japan District is managed by MCCS Iwakuni. Please find information about meal prices, menus, and more by contacting the person referenced below. The Free and Reduced Meal Application can also be found in the link below here.
If there are any questions, please contact the School Lunch Program Manager:
- Email: Ms. Joan Lutz
- Phone: (DSN) 253-6735 or 011-81-827-79-6735
- Create a Cafeteria Account
- FAQs - Free and Reduced Price School Meals
- Application - Free and Reduced Price School Meals