Any child at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Children from families with incomes at or below 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free meals. Those with incomes between 130 percent and 185 percent of the poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals, for which students can be charged no more than 40 cents.
Children from families with incomes over 185 percent of poverty pay a full price, though their meals are still subsidized to some extent.
Afterschool snacks are provided to children on the same income eligibility basis as school meals. However, programs that operate in areas where at least 50 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced?price meals may serve all their snacks for free.
Applications for free and reduced price lunches are distributed to every student at the start of each school year, but are available at any time - should family financial situations change.
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