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Zama MS/HS: School Meals Program

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Free Meals Information

School meals served during SY21-22 are free to all students in accordance with USDA guidance.  Please disregard any regular meal prices listed below. School Meals Program personnel are working to update content as it becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.


DoDEA Pacific East encompasses all of the schools in the Japan District. 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 Japan District is 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, please contact the AAFES Pacific Administrator:

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 Grab and Go Student Meals


About the 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 $3.25 $0.40
Grades 6 – 12 $3.50  $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: Ryukyu MS, Kadena ES, Kadena HS, Bob Hope Primary

Japan: Zama MHS, Joan K. Mendel ES

Breakfast Prices Full Price Reduced Price
Grades Pre K - 12 $1.75 $0.30


Camp Zama Schools, Misawa AB Schools, Yokota AB Schools, Camp Foster Schools, Camp Kinser Schools, Camp Lester Schools, Camp McTureous Schools, Kadena AB Schools, Osan AB Schools, USAG Humphreys Schools, USAG Daegu - Camp Walker, USAG Daegu - Camp George

Mr. Francis Oshiro

School Meals Program

Phone: 81-98-970-6380.

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Student Meal Program

School Meal Program

Providing wholesome, nutritious meals to eligible students in our Department of Defense schools.