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Lunch Program

 

  • SERVICE OR PROGRAM: National School Lunch Program
  • AUTHORITY: Federal: National School Lunch Act, as amended
  • SERVICE OR PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  Local Education Agencies shall ensure that participating schools provide nutritious and well balanced lunches to children.

Lunches shall provide:

  • ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS OR PARTICIPANTS: All children enrolled in a public or nonprofit private school of high school grade or under are eligible to participate.
  • FUNDING OR GRANTS AVAILABLE: Funding is in the form of reimbursement based on rates assigned per paid, reduced price, and free lunches served to children.

 

Reimbursement Rates for School Year 2013-2014

Less than 60%
60% or More
Less than 60% + 6 Cents
60% or More + 6 Cents
Paid
$.28
$.30
$.34
$.36
Reduced Price
$2.53
$2.55
$2.59
$2.61
Free
$2.93

$2.95

$2.99
$3.01

 

  • ACCESS PROCEDURES: The Department provides schools with the necessary application-agreement forms via the Web in August.  Application Renewal should be submitted by September 1, but not later than September 15.
  • CONTACT PERSON:

Coordinator, School Food Services
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P. O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102
Telephone: (573) 751-3526