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> District of Columbia School Breakfast and Lunch Program
The National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs provide reimbursement for nutritionally balanced low-cost or free lunches and breakfast served to children attending public or private non-profit schools. In the 2002-2003 school year, NSLP provided 8,706,382 meals to 76,832 District of Columbia school children attending 178 schools served by 32 local School Food Authorities through this entitlement program. In March 2002, the SBP provided 367,712 meals to 18,269 DC school children in 160 schools.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia School Nutrition Information to learn more about School Breakfast and Lunch: