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Massachusetts School Breakfast and Lunch Program Benefits

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).

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,775
2 $29,471
3 $37,167
4 $44,863
5 $52,559
6 $60,255
7 $67,951
8 $75,647

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

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. 781-338-6480