> Alaska School Breakfast and Lunch Program
The Alaska School Breakfast and Lunch Program is available to public and private nonprofit schools and residential child care institutions serving children of high school age and younger. Residential childcare institutions must be licensed and operated principally for the care of children. They include homes for the physically, mentally or emotionally impaired, group homes, temporary shelters, orphanages, and juvenile detention centers. Alaska's Child Nutrition Programs serve approximately 50,000 lunches daily at 571 locations statewide through the Child Care Feeding Program and the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. Meals served to all children are reimbursed based on student's household eligibility (free, reduced price and paid meals).
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Alaska, 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 $33,689 if two people live in the household; $42,347 if three people live in the household; $51,005 if four people live in the household; $59,663 if five people live in the household; $68,321 if six people live in the household; $76,979 if seven people live in the household; and $85,637 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $8,658 for each additional person in the home.
To apply for free or reduced price meals, contact your child's school. A listing of your state's schools can be found here:
Program Contact Information:
For more information, please visit the Alaska Department of Education & Early Child Development at:
You may also call the state's Child Nutrition Programs office at 907.465.8708.
Department of Education & Early Development (AK)