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Benefit Details
Rhode Island School Breakfast and Lunch Program
Managing Agency Rhode Island http://www.ri.gov/index.php

Program Description

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.

General 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).

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.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Application/application_process.htm

Program Contact Information

For more information on Rhode Island School Breakfast and Lunch and to find out who to speak with if you have questions, please visit: http://www.ride.ri.gov/FundingFinance/NutritionPrograms.aspx