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.
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.
|Elementary student (PreK-8)||$1.10|
|Secondary student (9-12)||$1.10|
|Second and subsequent student||$2.40|
|Elementary student (PreK-8)||$2.50|
|Secondary student (9-12)||$2.75|
|Second student entrée||$2.00|
|Second and subsequent student||$5.50|
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|
|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: