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Washington School Breakfast and Lunch Program Benefits

Program Description

The Washington School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) are designed to promote the health and well-being of children by providing nutritious meals to children in public and private schools and residential child care institutions (RCCIs).

There are currently 379 school food authorities (SFAs) in Washington State that participate in the NSLP/SBP which includes 277 public school districts, 46 private schools, and 56 residential child care institutions. Both programs are administered by The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Washington 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

For additional information on these programs, please visit the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction at:
A school district directory is available for Washington residents to search for their local school online: