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DE Releases Guidelines For Free And Reduced Lunch Program

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DELAWARE - New guidelines have been released, for those looking to receive free or reduced price lunch in Delaware.

The Delaware Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the new policy can be found at the administration office of your child's school. Officials say meal benefit forms will be sent home, and those looking to apply must fill them out, and return them to the school.

Those forms are then reviewed by the school nutrition services supervisor, who determines each student's eligibility. Those who don't like the ruling of their ability to participate in the program may speak with the office, or file a formal appeal.

Students who are eligible for free lunches include those enrolled in Head Start, homeless, migrant, runaway or in foster care. Officials say in some cases, those receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and/or Delaware Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (DE-TANF) may be eligible.

 

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMS

EFFECTIVE:  July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

 

These are the income scales used by School Nutrition Programs to determine eligibility for free and reduced price meals.

 

FREE MEALS – 130%

REDUCED MEALS – 185%

 

Family Size

 

Yearly

 

Monthly

Twice

per

Month

 

Every  two weeks

 

Weekly

 

Yearly

 

Monthly

Twice

per

Month

 

Every  two weeks

 

Weekly

1

$15,171

$1,265

$633

$584

$292

$21,590

$1,800

$900

$831

$416

2

$20,449

$1,705

$853

$787

$394

$29,101

$2,426

$1,213

$1,120

$560

3

$25,727

$2,144

$1,072

$990

$495

$36,612

$3,051

$1,526

$1,409

$705

4

$31,005

$2,584

$1,292

$1,193

$597

$44,123

$3,677

$1,839

$1,698

$849

5

$36,283

$3,024

$1,512

$1,396

$698

$51,634

$4,303

$2,152

$1,986

$993

6

$41,561

$3,464

$1,732

$1,599

$800

$59,145

$4,929

$2,465

$2,275

$1,138

7

$46,839

$3,904

$1,952

$1,802

$901

$66,656

$5,555

$2,778

$2,564

$1,282

8

$52,117

$4,344

$2,172

$2,005

$1,003

$74,167

$6,181

$3,091

$2,853

$1,427

For each additional household member, add:

 

 

$5,278

 

 

$440

 

 

$220

 

 

$203

 

 

$102

 

 

$7,511

 

 

$626

 

 

$313

 

 

$289

 

 

$145

 

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