Eligibility for Free School Meals
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The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-265) makes migrant, homeless and runaway children and youth automatically eligible for free school breakfast and lunch. The following resources provide information on this eligibility:
Food Research and Action Center
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Eligibility Manual for School Meals
See page 46 - Part 5 Categorical Eligibility
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