School Lunch and Breakfast Program

Authored By: Legal Services Alabama


My home was destroyed due to a disaster. Can my children get free school lunch and school breakfast?

Yes. Your children are eligible for free school meals.

My children and I moved in with my sister's family. Can her children get free school lunch and school breakfast?

If your sister puts in a new application for school meals that includes you and your children and lists any money you give her, then your sister's children can also get free or reduced price meal benefits.

Whatever your sister does, your children still get free school meals.

What proof do I need to show?

If you are in a disaster area, you need not show any proof at all.

Where can I get more information?

You can read An Advocate's Guide to the Disaster Food Stamp Program, which was updated by the Food Research and Action Center in July 2018. offers legal information, not legal advice. This website provides information on your rights and options. However, the site does not apply the law to your personal facts. For legal advice, you should call a lawyer. To apply for free legal services in Alabama, call the Legal Services Alabama office that is closest to where you live OR call toll-free 1-866-456-4995. You can also apply online HERE.

Last Review and Update: Nov 19, 2019
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