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- Income – Children can get free or reduced-price meals if a household’s gross income is within the limits described in the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines.
- Special Assistance Program Participants – Children in households receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), are eligible for free meals.
- Foster – Foster children who are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals.
- Head Start, Early Head Start and Even Start – Children participating in these programs are eligible for free meals.
- Homeless, Runaway and Migrant – Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway or migrant qualify for free meals. If you haven’t been told about a child’s status as homeless, runaway or migrant or you feel a child may qualify for one of these programs, please call the homeless liaison or migrant coordinator at 713-740-0069.
- WIC Recipient – Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals.