Statistics on children, youth and families in Arkansas from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families
Number of students receiving free and reduced school lunch in Arkansas
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Definition and Source
Number of children receiving free or reduced-price lunch or/and breakfast from the school-based nutrition programs. To receive a free meal, household income must be below 130% of the Federal poverty threshold, as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. To receive a reduced-price meal, household income must be below 185% of the Federal poverty threshold, as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.
Arkansas Department of Education, Child Nutrition Unit.