Does your child qualify for free or reduced school lunch?

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) - Parents, if you're struggling to make ends meet and can't afford to school lunch for your child, chances are you qualify for free or reduced school lunches.

On Friday District 51 announced its income eligibility requirements for the programs. Application forms will be mailed to all households during the last week in August or you can pick one up at your child's school.

If you're not eligible now but become eligible later you can pick up an application at any time throughout the school year and turn it in for assistance.

Here are the eligibility requirements based on yearly income:

Family Size Free Meals Reduced Lunch

1 $14,079 $20,036
2 $18,941 $26,955
3 $23,803 $33,874
4 $28,665 $40,793
5 $33,527 $47,712
6 $38,389 $54,631
7 $43,251 $61,550
8 $48,113 $68,469

For each additional family member add $4,862 for free lunches and $6,919 for reduced lunches.

To find out what your kids are eating for lunch, tune into 11 News Live Today weekday mornings starting at 5 a.m. for Lunchkins.


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