Managing Agency Texas

Program Description

The Texas Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Division administers the National School Lunch (NSLP) and School Breakfast Programs (SBP) for Public Schools. The goal of the NSLP and SBP is to safeguard the health and well being of school children by establishing good eating habits through the availability of adequate food. Public and nonprofit schools, residential child care institutions, juvenile correctional institutions, and boarding schools may participate in these programs.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Texas 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$21,978
2$29,637
3$37,296
4$44,955
5$52,614
6$60,273
7$67,950
8$75,646

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

Use the Texas School District Locator to contact your child's school and apply for free or reduced price meals.

Program Contact Information

For more information, please email squaremeals@texasagriculture.gov with questions or for any concerns.

Your child's school will be able to provide you with what meals are being served.