Managing Agency Alabama

Program Description

The National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs make nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free meals available to school children each school day. Over 92,000 schools offer lunches at school, and nearly 70,000 schools offer breakfast at school nationwide. School breakfasts and lunches must meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Federal nutrition standards. Some schools offer afterschool snacks to children in the school's afterschool care programs.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Alabama 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 $22,311
2 $30,044
3 $37,777
4 $45,510
5 $53,243
6 $60,976
7 $68,709
8 $76,442

*For households with more than eight people, add $7,733 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

To Find out more information on how to apply for free or reduced price meals, please visit the School Meals page.

Program Contact Information

For more information visit: 


The School Breakfast Program website. 

The National School Lunch Program website.

For more information on the programs, please call the Alabama Child Nutrition Program office at:
334-242-1988

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