> Connecticut School Breakfast and Lunch Program
The National School Breakfast and Lunch programs are administered by the Connecticut Department of Education's Bureau of Health and Nutrition Services, Child/Family/School Partnerships. They serve as meal programs, operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions, with the goal of providing nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. Other qualifying institutions include homes for the physically, mentally or emotionally impaired, group homes, temporary shelters, orphanages, and juvenile detention centers.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Connecticut 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:
You can visit the Connecticut School Nutrition Information page at:
For additional information on the programs, please call the Department of Education at: