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Alaska School Breakfast and Lunch Program Benefits

Program Description

The Alaska School Breakfast and Lunch Program is available to public and private nonprofit schools and residential child care institutions serving children of high school age and younger. Residential childcare institutions must be licensed and operated principally for the care of children. They include homes for the physically, mentally or emotionally impaired, group homes, temporary shelters, orphanages, and juvenile detention centers.

Alaska's Child Nutrition Programs serve approximately 50,000 lunches daily at 571 locations statewide through the Child Care Feeding Program and the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. Meals served to all children are reimbursed based on student's household eligibility (free, reduced price and paid meals).

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Alaska, and a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child(ren) who attends school (high school or under).

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $27,232
2 $36,852
3 $46,472
4 $56,092
5 $65,712
6 $75,332
7 $84,952
8 $94,572

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply for free or reduced price meals, please visit:

Program Contact Information

For more information, please visit the Alaska Department of Education & Early Child Development at:
You may also call the state's Child Nutrition Programs office at 907-465-8708.