> California School Breakfast and Lunch Program
In California, the National Breakfast and Lunch programs are administered by the California Department of Education. For children, the National School Lunch Program provides a nutritious meal that contains one-third of the recommended dietary allowance of necessary nutrients. The California Department of Education's review of each agency's breakfast program is generally done in conjunction with the review of the agency's National School Lunch Program.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of California and a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child(ren) who attends school (high school or under). Those who qualif 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 more information, visit:
You may also call the state's Nutrition Services Division at 916-323-7311 or 800-952-5609.