Program DescriptionThe School Breakfast Program provides funding that makes it possible for schools to offer a nutritious breakfast to students each day. Similarly, the goal of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is to protect the health and well-being of the nation's children by providing nutritious school meals every day. NSLP provides funding that makes it possible for schools to offer a nutritious school lunch. Schools receive Federal funds for each breakfast and lunch served, provided that the meal meets established nutrition standards.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of New York and a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child(ren) who attends school (high school or under).
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessTo apply for free or reduced price meals, contact your child's school. A listing of your state's schools can be found here:
Program Contact Information
If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact the New York Child Nutrition Program office at: 518-473-3921
For additional information about Child Nutrition Programs, visit the New York State Department of Education website: http://www.nysed.gov/