National School Breakfast and Lunch Program for Rhode Island

U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) in Food/Nutrition
December 19, 2018

Overview

In Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) program provides nutritious, low-cost or free lunches to an average of about 50,000 children daily and breakfasts to 7,000 children daily. Schools that take part in the lunch program get cash subsidies and donated commodities from USDA. Program participants include public school districts, private schools, special needs citizen centers, residential child care institutions, and state schools. All public schools in Rhode Island are mandated by state law to provide breakfast and lunch.

Administration

National School Breakfast and Lunch Program for Rhode Island is administered by U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Rhode Island 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 $22,459
2 $30,451
3 $38,443
4 $46,435
5 $54,427
6 $62,419
7 $70,411
8 $78,403

*For households with more than eight people, add $7,992 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Application Details

To apply for free or reduced price meals, contact your child's school. A listing of your state's schools can be found on the School Meals page. 

Contact:

401-222-4600

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