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Wisconsin School Breakfast and Lunch Program Benefits

Program Description

The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs make nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free meals available to school children each school day. Over 92,000 schools offer lunches at school, and nearly 70,000 schools offer breakfast at school. School breakfasts and lunches must meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Federal nutrition standards. Some schools offer afterschool snacks to children in the school's afterschool care programs.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Wisconsin 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.

Program Contact Information

For additional information on the School Breakfast Program, please visit the School Breakfast Program webpage.
For additional information on the National School Lunch Program, please visit the National School Lunch Program webpage.
If you have questions regarding the programs please call the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction toll-free at: 1-800-441-4563