Mississippi School Breakfast and Lunch Program Benefits
Program DescriptionThe School Breakfast Program provides funding that makes it possible for schools to offer a nutritious breakfast to students each day. Similarly, 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 breakfast and lunch served, provided that the meal meets established nutrition standards.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Mississippi 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:
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Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.
Application ProcessTo 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 information on the Mississippi School Breakfast Program please visit: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/MBE/manual/policy-4000-healthy-and-safe-schools/policy-4011-nutrition-standards
If you have further questions on these programs, please contact the Mississippi Office of Child Nutrition at: 601-354-7014
You can also contact your child's school to find out what meals are served and how to apply for free or reduced price school meals.