The National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs are part of the Division of School & Community Nutrition within the Kentucky Department of Education. Today, over 1,300 public, private, and parochial schools and residential child care institutions provide a daily breakfast to more than 180,000 students in Kentucky. The oldest of the school nutrition programs, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides lunches to approximately 480,000 students every day in public, private, and parochial schools and residential child care institutions in Kentucky.
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Kentucky 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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To apply for free or reduced price meals, visit the USDA's School Meals page. Please work with your Kentucky local school district to submit applications for free and reduced priced meals.