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​​

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
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

Income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price meals effective July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

YearlyMonthlyTwice Per 
Every Two 
WeeklyYearlyMonthlyTwice Per 
Every Two 
For each additional household member add:6,6955582792581299,528794397367184

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:


  • Aiea El.
  • Central Middle
  • Dole Middle
  • Fern El.
  • Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind
  • Jarrett Middle
  • Kaala El.
  • Kaewai El.
  • Kahaluu El.
  • Kaiulani El.
  • Kalihi El.
  • Kalihi Waena El.
  • Kamaile Academy
  • Kauluwela El.
  • Ke Kula Kaiapuni O Anuenue
  • Kuhio El.
  • Leihoku El.
  • Likelike El.
  • Linapuni El.
  • Maili El.
  • Makaha El.
  • Nanaikapono El.
  • Nanakuli El.
  • Nanakuli High & Intermediate
  • Olomana School
  • Palolo El.
  • Pope El.
  • Puohala El.
  • Puuhale El.
  • Waipahu El.
  • Waianae El.
  • Waianae High
  • Waianae Middle
  • Waimanalo El. & Intermediate


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


  • Hana High & El.
  • Kula El.

​Hawaii Island

  • Chiefess Kapiolani El.
  • Connections PCS
  • Hawaii Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Hilo Intermediate
  • Hilo Union El.
  • Honaunau El.
  • Hookena El.
  • Ka Umeke Kaeo PCS
  • Kalanianaole El. & Inter.
  • Kau High & Pahala El.
  • Ke Ana La’ahana PCS
  • Kealakehe El.
  • 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
  • Waiakea El.
  • Waimea El.
  • Waimea Middle PCS
  • Volcano School for Arts & Sciences PCS


  • 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:, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Contact Information

School Food Services Branch

Phone: 808-784-5500 or toll-free at 800-441-4845


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