The School Breakfast and Lunch Programs make nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free meals available to school children each school day. Over 92,000 schools offer lunches at school, and nearly 70,000 schools offer breakfast at school nationwide. School breakfasts and lunches must meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Federal nutrition standards. Some schools offer afterschool snacks to children in the school’s afterschool care programs.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Alabama and a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child(ren) who attends school (high school or under). Those who qualify must also have an annual household income before taxes that must not exceed
- $26,955 if two people live in the household;
- $33,874 if three people live in the household;
- $40,793 if four people live in the household;
- $47,712 if five people live in the household;
- $54,631 if six people live in the household;
- $61,550 if seven people live in the household; and
- $68,469 if eight people live in the household.
- For larger households, add $6,919 for each additional person in the home.
To apply for free or reduced price meals, contact your child’s school.