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Community Eligibility – It’s What’s for Breakfast (and Lunch)

Community Eligibility flyer for FRAC.org

More than 20,000 high-poverty schools nationwide, with nearly 10 million students, now offer a healthy school breakfast and lunch at no charge to students using community eligibility.

Community eligibility boosts school meals participation, reduces paperwork and red tape, and helps eliminate the stigma associated with means-testing free meals. And, since no student is charged, community eligibility effectively ends lunch shaming.

Community eligibility launched nationwide in the 2014-15 school year, and in just three years, has been adopted by 55 percent of all eligible schools. See which schools in your state are participating in this important program.

James Weill, President, Food Research & Action Center

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