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Massachusetts School Breakfast and Lunch Program

Massachusetts > Massachusetts School Breakfast and Lunch Program

 

Program Description:

The School Breakfast Program provides funding that makes it possible for schools to offer a nutritious breakfast to students each day. Schools receive Federal funds for each breakfast served, provided that the meal meets established nutrition standards. The State of Massachusetts provides additional funds to schools for each meal served to children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

The goal of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is to protect the health and well-being of the nation's children by providing nutritious school meals every day. NSLP provides funding that makes it possible for schools to offer a nutritious school lunch.

Schools receive Federal funds for each lunch served, provided that the meal meets established nutrition standards. The Federal government and the State of Massachusetts provide additional funds to schools for each meal served to children who qualify, because of family income, for free or reduced-price meals.

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Massachusetts 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.

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not Applicable

 

Application Process:

To apply for free or reduced price meals, contact your child's school. A listing of your state's schools can be found here:
http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/search/search.aspx

 

Program Contact Information:

For additional information about the programs, please visit the Massachusetts Child Nutrition office at:
http://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/nprograms/

If you have further questions on this initiative, please contact the Massachusetts Child Nutrition Programs office regarding the programs.
781-338-6479

 

Managing Agency:

Massachusetts
http://www.mass.gov




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