HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILDREN QUALIFY AS HOMELESS, MIGRANT, OR RUNAWAY? Do the members
of your household lack a permanent address? Are you staying together in a shelter, hotel, or other temporary
housing arrangement? Does your family relocate on a seasonal basis? Are any children living with you who
have chosen to leave their prior family or household? If you believe children in your household meet these
descriptions and haven’t been told your children will get free meals, please call or e-mail Carlisle School
District, Karen Dycus, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHO CAN GET FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS?
All children in households receiving benefits from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP), are eligible for free meals.
Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for
Children participating in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals.
Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals.
Children may receive free or reduced price meals if your household’s income is within the limits on
the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals
if your household income falls at or below the limits on this chart.