Indianapolis, Indiana – The Indiana Department of Education has released eligibility criteria for its meal programs, aligning with the beginning of the new school year.
The guidelines pertain to the provision of free or discounted meals, as well as free milk. These benefits are distributed through various federal initiatives, including the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Programs, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
A direct certification process is available for those affiliated with SNAP. To apply, households are required to “list the child’s name and case number” and subsequently sign the application form. Eligibility extends to households with income levels at or below the specified average. Additionally, children in foster care, those experiencing homelessness, or those with migrant status may qualify.
For detailed information on eligibility requirements, click here.