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Louisiana School Breakfast and Lunch Program Benefits

Program Description

The National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs offer meal reimbursement on an income-based sliding scale for public and non-public school students. Schools approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education or residential childcare facilities may apply for participation in the School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Louisiana 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 about the Louisiana School Breakfast and Lunch Program please visit:
You can contact the Louisiana Department of Education toll-free for more information from the state agency: 1-877-453-2721