- School-aged children through grade 12 whose families meet income guidelines
- No requirement to document citizenship or immigrant status
Income and Resource Limits
There is no resource test. Depending on income, the child receives a free or reduced price meal. Children whose families receive SNAP benefits or RI Works are eligible for free meals.
How to Apply
Families receive an application at the beginning of the school year that is returned to the school. A family can apply at any time during the school year if income changes. If the application is denied, the applicant can request a hearing by contacting the person listed on the program application.
Income Guidelines for School Meals
(School Year 2018-2019)
|Family Size||Maximum Annual Income|
*For households with more than 8 people, add $7,992 for each additional person.