National School Lunch Program in KPBSD Schools

KPBSD logoSoldotna, July 30, 2019—The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) participates in the National School Lunch Program. Applications for free and reduced meals are currently being accepted. Meals will be available to all children at these schools:

Chapman School; Fireweed Academy; Homer High School; Homer Middle School; Kalifornsky Beach Elementary; Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science; Kenai Alternative High School; Kenai Central High School; Kenai Middle School; McNeil Canyon Elementary; Moose Pass School; Mountain View Elementary; Nikiski Middle-High School; Nikiski North Star Elementary; Ninilchik School; Paul Banks Elementary; Redoubt Elementary; River City Academy; Seward Elementary; Seward High School; Seward Middle School; Skyview Middle School; Soldotna Elementary; Soldotna High School; Soldotna Montessori; Sterling Elementary; Susan B. English School; Tustumena Elementary; and West Homer Elementary.

KPBSD Student Nutrition Services webpage:

Meals meet nutritional standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Our schools will participate in the National School Lunch Program, After School Snack, and School Breakfast Program.

Meal Prices

Full pay breakfast for K-12th $2.00             Breakfast $.00 for students approved for reduced meals

Full pay elementary lunch $3.00                 Full pay secondary lunch $3.50

Reduced price lunch for K-12th grade $.40

Community Eligible Meals

Students at Homer Flex; Pt. Graham; Nanwalek; Tebughna; and Nikolaevsk qualify for the Community Eligibility Meal program that allows all students to eat a free meal for both breakfast and lunch. Families with students that attend these schools or attend a school that does not have a National School Lunch or Breakfast Program will not fill out the School Meals Application but will fill out the Income Declaration Form.

Parents and Guardians
If your income is less than or equal to the following guidelines you are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. These guidelines are effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. If you have children who are approved for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Native Family Assistance Program (NFAP), they are automatically able to receive free meals by filing an application that includes their assistance number from one of those programs. Students who are migrant, homeless, or runaways are automatically eligible and do not need to fill out an application. Foster children receive free meals regardless of the income of the household with which they reside. Note: Medicaid and Denali Kid Care case numbers do not qualify for eligibility.

KPBSD Student Nutrition Services webpage:

PDF: July 30, 2019 news release: National School Lunch Program in KPBSD schools

Alaska Income Eligibility Guidelines

July 1, 2019- June 30, 2020

REDUCED PRICE MEALS                                                                              FREE MEALS                                   

185% Federal Poverty Guidelines                                    130% Federal Poverty Guidelines
















28,860 1)   2,405 555 1 20,280 1)   1,690    390
39,091 2)   3,258 752 2 27,469 2)   2,290    529
49,321 3)   4,111 949 3 34,658 3)   2,889    667
59,552 4)   4,963  1,146 4 41,847 4)   3,488    805
69,782 5)   5,816 1,342 5 49,036 5)   4,087    943
80,013 6)   6,668 1,539 6 56,225 6)   4,686 1,082
90,243 7)   7,521 1,736 7 63,414 7)   5,285  1,220
100,474 8)   8,373 1,933 8 70,603 8)   5,884 1,358


For more information, or to get an application for free or reduced-price school meals, contact KPBSD Student Nutrition Services, 139 Park Avenue, Soldotna AK 99669, or call 907-714-8832. Applications cannot be processed and determined until fully completed. Information provided on applications are subject to verification at any time.

You may apply for meal benefits at any time during the school year if your situation changes. If you become unemployed, your child or children may be able to have free or reduced priced meals based on your unemployment income. If we deny your free or reduced price meals application, we will give you a chance to appeal the decision.


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