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Children receiving free/reduced price school breakfast in New Jersey

Children receiving free/reduced price school breakfast

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Definition and Source



Number of children receiving free- or reduced-price school breakfast.

 Includes children attending traditional public schools and charter schools. Participation data for only traditional public and charter schools were not available prior to 2008-09, so prior comparisons are not applicable.

Data Source

New Jersey Department of Agriculture.


Data are as of October for each school year.

Data updated 10/24/2023.

Note: Data are not reported for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years due to the following:
  • While operating remotely, districts altered traditional breakfast and lunch service, distributing multiple days' meals at select local sites. 
  • Due to federal legislation aimed at reducing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, all students, regardless of income, were eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch.

Last Updated

October 2023