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North Dakota School Breakfast and Lunch Program Benefits

Program Description

The National School Lunch Program provides nutritious lunches and opportunities to practice making healthy choices. The School Breakfast Program (SBP) is structured similar to the National School Lunch Program. The School Breakfast Meal Patterns are established by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). These guidelines must be followed for the meals to be reimbursable.

The School Breakfast and Lunch Programs are administered by North Dakota's Department of Public Instruction.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of North Dakota 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 $21,775
2 $29,471
3 $37,167
4 $44,863
5 $52,559
6 $60,255
7 $67,951
8 $75,647

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, contact your child's school. A listing of your state's schools can be found here:

Program Contact Information

Please visit the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (DPI) web site to learn more about the programs:
If you would like to speak with a state representative regarding the programs, you can call the DPI toll-free at: 1-888-338-3663
Or at: 701-328-2294