Meal assistance available for students at local schools


The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Child Nutrition Services section encourages eligible nonresidential licensed child care centers, family day care homes, homeless shelters, at-risk centers and some adult day care centers in Washington to participate in the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program. The food program reimburses some costs associated with Child and Adult Care Food Program meals to children and qualified adults. In Washington, the CACFP has been administered by OSPI’s Child Nutrition Services since 1989.


The following monthly income eligibility guidelines determine reimbursement rates:


No.*    Free lunch    Reduced price

1    $1,211        $1,723
2    $1,640        $2,333
3    $2,069        $2,944
4    $2,498        $3,554
5    $2,927        $4,165
6    $3,356        $4,775
7    $3,785        $5,386
8    $4,214        $5,996
Add.**    +$429        +$629
* — Indicates number of persons living in household
** — Additional household members
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