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Benefit Details
Maryland School Breakfast and Lunch Program
Managing Agency Maryland http://www.maryland.gov

Program Description

The School Breakfast and Lunch Program provides funding that makes it possible for schools to offer a nutritious school breakfast and lunch. Schools receive Federal funds for each breakfast served, provided that the meal meets established nutrition standards. Additional funds are provided to schools for each meal served to children who qualify because of family income, for free or reduced-price meals. The program is open to all children up to the age of 21 who are enrolled in public and participating private nonprofit schools and residential child care institutions.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Maryland and a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child(ren) who attends school (high school or under).

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

To apply for free or reduced price meals, contact your child's school. A listing of your state's schools can be found here:
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/programs/schoolnutrition/school_breakfast.htm

Program Contact Information

For more information about this program go to:
www.eatsmartmaryland.org

For more information call:
410-767-0214

Send questions via U.S. Mail to:
Maryland State Department of Education
School and Community Nutrition Programs Branch
200 W Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Send questions via email to:
eatsmart@msde.state.md.us