What is the National School Lunch Program?

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The National School Lunch Program is a federally-assisted meal program operating in over 101,000 public and non‐profit private schools and residential child care institutions. School districts that choose to take part in the lunch program get cash subsidies and donated commodities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for each meal they serve. In return, they must serve lunches that meet Federal requirements, and they must offer free or reduced-price lunches to eligible children.


Update for 2021-2022 school year: We are operating under the USDA Seamless Summer Option (SSO) in order to provide breakfast and lunch at no cost to our students. Our nutrition requirements for meals served still follow the National School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program guidelines.