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Program benefit application
The National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program provide nutritionally balanced meals to children as part of their regular school day. These programs are federally assisted meal programs that operate in approximately 100,000 public and non-profit private schools and residential child care institutions.
Schools send school meal applications home at the beginning of each school year. However, parents and guardians may apply for school meals for their children any time during the school year by asking for and submitting an application directly to their school or district.
Applications are also available online and parents or guardians can apply for free or reduced school meals! The process is quick easy and FREE, and in a few short steps the application is completed! Since the information provided is electronic the application is able to be reviewed faster than ever before. To fill out an application online, please click HERE.
The website to complete an online application is:
Children may receive free or reduced price meals if their household’s income falls at or below the limits of the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines.
In addition, all children in households receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are eligible for free school meals.
Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free school meals, as are children participating in their school’s Head Start program. Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are also eligible for free school meals.
Children from households that are eligible for unemployment compensation or The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) may also be eligible for free or reduced price school meals. State Workforce Agency Administrators should let households seeking unemployment benefits know about the availability of free and reduced price school meals for children.
For additional information about the program please visit the Kentucky Division of School and Community Nutrition website.
You can call the Kentucky Division of School and Community Nutrition to speak with a state representative regarding the programs:
For information regarding benefits for Boone County Schools specifically, please contact the food service department at Boone County Schools' central office.
HR Generalist / Benefits
Food Service Department
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