> Indiana School Breakfast and Lunch Program
National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a Federal entitlement program open to public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. Lunch is available to all children at participating schools, and the meals must meet specific nutritional requirements to receive Federal funds.The USDA designed the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to meet the needs of children who arrive at school hungry. Children seldom make up nutrients missed at breakfast at other meals. In 1999 the General Assembly enacted legislation that requires schools that have 25 percent or more of their enrollment eligible for free or reduced-price meal benefits to offer the breakfast program.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Indiana 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. A listing of your state's schools can be found here:
Program Contact Information:
For additional information, please visit the Indiana School Nutrition programs website:
If you have questions concerning the program you can call the Indiana Division of School and Community Nutrition Programs toll-free at:
Indiana Department of Education