DOE Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program

Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program is administered locally by the Department’s School Food Services Branch.

​​​​Online application

The Department’s School Food Services Branch uses a website that provides families with the option to submit applications for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits online. The online program​ will walk parents and guardians through an easy step-by-step application process. Schools will continue to forward eligibility notifications to households.​​​

Meal prices​​

Price
BREAKFAST
Elementary student (PreK-8) $1.10
Secondary student (9-12) $1.10
Reduced-price student $0.30
Second and subsequent student $2.40
Adult $2.40
LUNCH
Elementary student (PreK-8) $2.50
Secondary student (9-12) $2.75
Reduced-price student $0.40
Second student entrée $2.00
Second and subsequent student $5.50
Adult $5.50

Income eligibility

​Children from households with income at or below the following levels are eligible for free or reduced-price meals, effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019:

Family Size Yearly Monthly Twice per Month Every 2 Weeks Weekly
1 25,826 2,153 1,077 994 497
2 35,021 2,919 1,460 1,347 674
3 44,215 3,685 1,843 1,701 851
4 53,410 4,451 2,226 2,055 1,028
5 62,604 5,217 2,609 2,408 1,204
6 71,799 5,984 2,992 2,762 1,381
7 80,993 6,750 3,375 3,116 1,558
8 90,188 7,516 3,758 3,469 1,735
For each additional household member add: +9,195 +767 +384 +354 +177

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

The CEP program allows a school district, a group of schools or a single school to serve free meals to all students even if they do not qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch reimbursements. Schools participating in the program include:

Hawaii Island

  • Chiefess Kapiolani El.
  • Hilo Union El.
  • Honaunau El.
  • Hookena El.
  • Keaukaha El.
  • Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino
  • Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole El. & Inter.
  • Kau High & Pahala El.
  • Keaau El.
  • Keaau High
  • Keaau Middle
  • Keonepoko El.
  • Mountain View El.
  • Naalehu El.
  • Pahoa El.
  • Pahoa High
  • Waimea El.

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