Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program is administered locally by the Department's School Food Services Branch.

​​​​Online application

The Department's School Food Services Branch uses EZMealApp, a website that provides families with the option to submit applications for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits online. The online program​ will walk parents and guardians through an easy step-by-step application process. Schools will continue to forward eligibility notifications to households.​​​ 

Meal prices​​

Price
BREAKFAST
Elementary student (PreK-8) $1.10
Secondary student (9-12) $1.10
Reduced-price student $0.30
Second and subsequent student $2.40
Adult $2.40
LUNCH
Elementary student (PreK-8) $2.50
Secondary student (9-12) $2.75
Reduced-price student $0.40
Second student entrée $2.00
Second and subsequent student $5.50
Adult $5.50

Income eligibility

​Children from households with income at or below the following levels are eligible for free or reduced-price meals, effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019:

Family Size

Yearly

Monthly

Twice per Month

Every 2 Weeks

Weekly

1

25,826

2,153

1,077

994

497

2

35,021

2,919

1,460

1,347

674

3

44,215

3,685

1,843

1,701

851

4

53,410

4,451

2,226

2,055

1,028

5

62,604

5,217

2,609

2,408

1,204

6

71,799 

5,984

2,992

2,762

1,381

7

80,993

6,750

3,375

3,116

1,558

8

90,188

7,516

3,758

3,469

1,735

For each additional household member add:

+9,195 

+767

+384

+354

+177


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

The CEP program allows a school district, a group of schools or a single school to serve free meals to all students even if they do not qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch reimbursements. Schools participating in the program include:

​Oahu

  • Aiea El.
  • Central Middle
  • Dole Middle
  • Fern El.
  • Jarrett Middle
  • Kaala El.
  • Kaewai El.
  • Kahaluu El.
  • Kaiulani El.
  • Kalihi El.
  • Kamaile Academy
  • Kauluwela El.
  • Leihoku El.
  • Linapuni El.
  • Maili El.
  • Makaha El.
  • Nanaikapono El.
  • Nanakuli El.
  • Nanakuli High & Intermediate
  • Olomana School
  • Palolo El.
  • Pope El.
  • Puuhale El.
  • Waipahu El.
  • Waianae El.
  • Waianae High
  • Waianae Middle
  • Waimanalo El. & Intermediate

Kauai

  • Kekaha El.
  • Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha Learning Center PCS

Lanai

  • Lanai High & El.

​Hawaii Island

  • Chiefess Kapiolani El.
  • Connections PCS
  • Hawaii Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Hilo Union El.
  • Honaunau El.
  • Hookena El.
  • Kalanianaole El. & Inter.
  • Kau High & Pahala El.
  • Ke Ana La’ahana PCS
  • Keaukaha El.
  • Keaau El.
  • Keaau High
  • Keaau Middle
  • Keonepoko El.
  • Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino
  • Kua O Ka La 
  • Laupahoehoe Community PCS
  • Mountain View El.
  • Naalehu El.
  • Na Wai Ola PCS
  • Pahoa El.
  • Pahoa High
  • Waimea El.
  • Waimea Middle PCS
  • Volcano School for Arts & Sciences PCS

Maui

  • Hana High & El.

Molokai

  • Kaunakakai El. 
  • Kilohana El. 
  • Kualapu’u PCS
  • Maunaloa El. 
  • Molokai Middle 
  • Molokai High

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)  mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue,

SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)  fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Contact Information

School Food Services Branch

Phone: 808-733-8414 or 8415; or toll-free at 800-441-4845

Email: NSLP@hawaiidoe.org

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