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Free Meals Ending without application 2022-23

Posted Date: 05/24/2022

Free Meals Ending without application 2022-23

Free school lunches and breakfasts offered to all for students in eligible schools for the past two years, regardless of income, will come to an end at the end of the school year.

For the 2022-23 school year, families can apply for free or reduced-price meals with their participating school starting July 1. Eligibility is based on federal income guidelines or participation in other programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or TANF.

Students who are homeless, migrant, runaway, in foster care or who are enrolled in Head Start or other eligible pre-kindergarten programs may also be eligible for free and reduced-price lunch. Families should should check on eligibility with their local participating school.

“Please make sure to fill this out the application so that you can continue to get your benefits if you qualify.