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New free, reduced-price lunch income guidelines released

Posted: 12:27 PM, Aug 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-12 14:29:32-04

BOISE — Parents with children entering the school year in coming weeks will have new guidelines for free and reduced-price meals at their kids' schools.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture set the new income guidelines, which monitor what household incomes qualify for which levels of reduced-price meals.

Eligibility is determined by calculating household size as well as household income. See the Idaho State Department of Education's graphs below to see where your family may fall.


Reduced Price Meals

Participants may qualify for reduced price meals if the household income falls at or below the limits on this chart

Household Size

Annual

Monthly

Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

1

23,107

1,926

963

889

445

2

31,284

2,607

1,304

1,204

602

3

39,461

3,289

1,645

1,518

759

4

47,638

3,970

1,985

1,833

917

5

55,815

4,652

2,326

2,147

1,074

6

63,992

5,333

2,667

2,462

1,231

7

72,169

6,015

3,008

2,776

1,388

8

80,346

6,696

3,348

3,091

1,546

For each additional family member add

8,177

682

341

315

158


Free Meals

Participants may qualify for free meals if the household income falls at or below the limits on this chart

Household Size

Annual

Monthly

Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

1

16,237

1,354

677

625

313

2

21,983

1,832

916

846

423

3

27,729

2,311

1,156

1,067

534

4

33,475

2,790

1,395

1,288

644

5

39,221

3,269

1,635

1,509

755

6

44,967

3,748

1,874

1,730

865

7

50,713

4,227

2,114

1,951

976

8

56,459

4,705

2,353

2,172

1,086

For each additional family member add

5,746

479

240

221

111