School Free and Reduced Meal Program

School Free and Reduced Meal Program

Mailing Address: PO Box 202501 Helena MT 59620

Phone Number: (406) 444-2501

Website: http://opi.mt.gov/Programs/SchoolPrograms/School_Nutrition/index.html

Eligibility: Reduced School Lunch income eligibility is at or below 190% of the federal poverty guidelines for family size. Free School Lunch income eligibility is at or below 133% of the federal poverty guidelines for family size.

Services Offered: The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides children meals that meet USDA nutrition guidelines and supports both academic achievement and health during the school day. In Montana, half of the lunch meals are served to children free or at a reduced price, based on their family’s household income.

To Apply: Red Lodge schools receive information directly from the Office of Public Assistance when SNAP applications are filled out or families can contact their child’s school directly to get signed up.

Costs of Service: None

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