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.

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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

Income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price meals effective July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

FREE MEALSREDUCED PRICE MEALS
Family Size
AnnualMonthlyTwice Per MonthEvery Two WeeksWeeklyFamily SizeAnnualMonthlyTwice Per MonthEvery Two WeeksWeekly
1
19,2661,606803741371127,4172,2851,1431,055528
2
26,0522,1711,0861,0025012
37,0743,0901,5451,426713
332,8382,7371,3691,2636323
46,7313,8951,9481,798899
4
39,6243,3021,6511,5247624
56,3884,6992,3502,1691,085
5
46,4103,8681,9341,7858935
66,0455,5042,7522,5411,271
6
53,1964,4332,2172,04610236
75,7026,3093,1552,9121,456
7
59,9824,9992,5002,3071,1547
85,3597,1143,5573,2841,642
8
66,7685,5642,7822,5681,2848
95,0167,9183,9593,6551,828
9
73,5546,1303,0652,8291,4159
104,6738,7234,3624,0272,014
10
80,3406,6963,3483,0901,54610
114,3309,5284,7654,3992,200
11
87,1267,2623,6313,3511,67711
123,98710,3335,1684,7712,386
12
93,9127,8283,9143,6121,80812
133,64411,1385,5715,1432,572
13
100,6988,3944,1973,8731,93913
143,30111,9435,9745,5152,758
14
107,4848,9604,4804,1342,07014
152,95812,7486,3775,8872,944
For each additional household member, add:6786566283261131 9657805403372186

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.
  • Ala Wai El.
  • Anuenue School
  • Barbers Point El.
  • Central Middle
  • Dole Middle
  • Fern El.
  • Hauula El.
  • Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind
  • Honowai El.
  • Jarrett Middle
  • Kaaawa El.
  • Kaahumanu El.
  • Kaala El.
  • Kaewai El.
  • Kahaluu El.
  • Kaimuki High
  • Kaiulani El.
  • Kalakaua Middle
  • Kalihi El.
  • Kalihi Waena El.
  • Kauluwela El.
  • Kuhio El.
  • Lehua El.
  • Leihoku El.
  • Likelike El.
  • Linapuni El.
  • Lincoln El.
  • Lunalilo El.
  • Maili El.
  • Makaha El.
  • Nanaikapono El.
  • Nanakuli El.
  • Nanakuli High & Inter.
  • Olomana School
  • Palolo El.
  • Parker El.
  • Pope El.
  • Puohala El.
  • Puuhale El.
  • Wahiawa El.
  • Wahiawa Middle
  • Waiahole El.
  • Waianae El.
  • Waianae High
  • Waianae Inter.
  • Waimanalo El. & Inter.
  • Waipahu El.
  • Washington Middle

​Hawaii Island

  • Chiefess Kapiolani El.
  • Hilo High
  • Hilo Inter.
  • Hilo Union El.
  • Honaunau El.
  • Honokaa El.
  • Honokaa High & Inter.
  • Hookena El.
  • Kahakai El.
  • Kalanianaole El. & Inter.
  • Kau High & Pahala El.
  • Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino
  • Keaau El.
  • Keaau High
  • Keaau Middle
  • Kealakehe El.
  • Kealakehe Inter.
  • Keaukaha El.
  • Keonepoko El.
  • Mountain View El.
  • Naalehu El.
  • Paauilo El. and Inter.
  • Pahoa El.
  • Pahoa High and Inter.
  • Waiakea El.
  • Waiakeawaena El.
  • Waikoloa El.
  • Waimea El.

Kauai

  • Kapaa El.
  • Kekaha El.
  • Koloa El.

Molokai

  • Kaunakakai El. 
  • Kilohana El. 
  • Maunaloa El. 
  • Molokai High
  • Molokai Middle

Maui

  • Hana High & El.
  • Waihee El.
  • Wailuku El.


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

Email: NSLP@hawaiidoe.org

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