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Eat for Free – Or Nearly

Kualapu`u School News Release

Kualapu`u School announced its policy for free and reduced-price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the Office of Hawaii Child Nutrition Program.

Children from households whose income is at or below the levels shown below are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Foster children can also be eligible for school meal benefits; those households should contact the school for more information.

A letter will be sent to all parents/guardians with an application attached on the first day of school. Copies are also available at the school office, and applications may be submitted at any time during the year. The information provided on the application may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program officials.

The information provided by the household is confidential and will be used only for purposes of determining eligibility and verifying data.

INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2010 TO JUNE 30, 2011

FREE MEALS                                                          REDUCED-PRICE MEALS
HOUSEHOLD SIZE    YEARLY    MONTHLY    WEEKLY    YEARLY    MONTHLY    WEEKLY
        1                   16,198       1,350         312        23,051    1,921           444
        2                   21,788       1,816         419        31,006    2,584           597
        3                   27,378       2,282         527        38,961    3,247           750
        4                   32,968       2,748         634        46,916    3,910           903
        5                   38,558       3,214         742        54,871    4,573         1,056
        6                   44,148       3,679         849        62,826    5,236         1,209

        7                   49,738       4,145         957        70,781    5,899         1,362
        8                   55,328       4,611       1,064       78,736    6,562         1,515
For each additional member, add:  
                           +5,590         +466        +108       +7,955    +633          +153

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