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Children eligible for free or reduced-price lunch in Minnesota

Children eligible for free or reduced-price lunch

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Definition and Source



Number of students whose household income is below 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines to qualify. Not all income-eligible students participate in the program. Private and home-schooled children are not included. 
N.A.: Not Available

Data Source

Minnesota Department of Education, Data Center, Enrollments 
Available: Data Reports and Analytics (


Children approved to receive these meals in October of each school year. Schools are assigned to the county where their district offices are located. The data year represents the first portion of the school year, e.g., data for 2015 is for school year 2015-16, etc.

Last Updated

December 2023