The Arkansas School Breakfast and Lunch Program is available to public and private nonprofit schools and residential childcare institutions serving children of high school age and younger. Residential childcare institutions must be licensed and operated principally for the care of children. They include homes for the physically, mentally or emotionally impaired, group homes, temporary shelters, orphanages, and juvenile detention centers.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Arkansas 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:
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Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.
To apply for free or reduced price meals, please visit:
Program Contact Information
For more information, visit the Arkansas Department of Education, Child Nutrition website:https://dhs.arkansas.gov/dccece/snp/NSLPInfoM.aspx
You may also call the state's Child Nutrition Unit at 501.324.9502.