Free School Meals for All Michigan Students

Michigan’s 1.4 million public students will be receiving nutritious free meals at school during the 2023-2024 school year thanks to a $160 million appropriation in the state’s School Aid budget adopted by the state legislature and signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Michigan School Meals will provide state reimbursement to schools for every breakfast and lunch served to Michigan’s public school students who receive meals through their school’s participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program.

For every district that chooses to participate, students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 will receive one breakfast and one lunch per student, free of charge. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) encourages all eligible districts to participate and is supporting districts with successful implementation. More information can be found at the Michigan School Meals website, and questions regarding the program can be directed to mde-schoolnutrition@michigan.gov. We hope your school will take advantage of this amazing resource to help support increased access to affordable healthy foods for your students!

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