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, 2022 to June 30, 2023.


FREE MEALSREDUCED PRICE MEALS
Family
Size
 Annual MonthlyTwice per MonthEvery Two Weeks WeeklyFamily
Size
 Annual MonthlyTwice per MonthEvery Two WeeksWeekly
120,3191,6948477823911
28,916
2,4101,2051,113557
2
27,3782,2821,1411,0535272
38,9613,2471,6241,499750
3
34,4372,870
1,4351,3256633
49,0074,0842,0421,885943
4
41,4963,4581,7291,5967984
59,0524,9212,4612,2721,136
5
48,5554,0472,0241,8689345
69,0985,7592,8802,6581,329
6
56,6144,6352,3182,13910706
79,1436,5963,2983,0441,522
7
62,6735,2232,6122,411
1,2067
89,1897,4333,7173,4311,716
8
69,7325,8112,9062,6821,3418
99,2348,2704,1353,8171,909
9
76,7916,4003,201
2,9541,4779
109,2809,1084,5544,2042,103
10
83,8506,9893,4963,2261,61310
119,3269,9464,9734,5912,297
11
90,9097,5783,7913,4981,74911
129,37210,7845,3924,9782,491
12
97,9688,1674,0863,7701,88512
139,41811,6225,8115,3652,685
13
105,0278,7564,3814,0422,02113
149,46412,4606,2305,7522,879
14
112,0869,3454,6764,3142,15714
159,51013,2986,6496,1393,073
For each additional household member, add:7059589295272136 10046838419387194

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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (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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