NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM: PARTICIPATION AND LUNCHES SERVED 
(Data as of April 04, 2014)
        -------Average Participation-------       
Fiscal      Reduced  Full       Total Lunches  Percent Free/RP 
Year Free  Price  Price  Total  Served  of Total 
   ----------Millions----------
1969 2.9 1]  16.5 19.4 3,368.2 15.1
1970 4.6 1]  17.8 22.4 3,565.1 20.7
1971 5.8 0.5 17.8 24.1 3,848.3 26.1
1972 7.3 0.5 16.6 24.4 3,972.1 32.4
1973 8.1 0.5 16.1 24.7 4,008.8 35.0
1974 8.6 0.5 15.5 24.6 3,981.6 37.1
1975 9.4 0.6 14.9 24.9 4,063.0 40.3
1976 10.2 0.8 14.6 25.6 4,147.9 43.1
1977 10.5 1.3 14.5 26.2 4,250.0 44.8
1978 10.3 1.5 14.9 26.7 4,294.1 44.4
1979 10.0 1.7 15.3 27.0 4,357.4 43.6
1980 10.0 1.9 14.7 26.6 4,387.0 45.1
1981 10.6 1.9 13.3 25.8 4,210.6 48.6
1982 9.8 1.6 11.5 22.9 3,755.0 50.2
1983 10.3 1.5 11.2 23.0 3,803.3 51.7
1984 10.3 1.5 11.5 23.4 3,826.2 51.0
1985 9.9 1.6 12.1 23.6 3,890.1 49.1
1986 10.0 1.6 12.2 23.7 3,942.5 49.1
1987 10.0 1.6 12.4 23.9 3,939.9 48.6
1988 9.8 1.6 12.8 24.2 4,032.9 47.4
1989 9.7 1.6 12.9 24.2 4,004.9 47.2
1990 9.8 1.7 12.6 24.1 4,009.0 48.3
1991 10.3 1.8 12.2 24.2 4,050.7 50.4
1992 11.2 1.7 11.7 24.6 4,101.4 53.1
1993 11.7 1.7 11.4 24.9 4,137.7 54.8
1994 12.2 1.8 11.3 25.3 4,201.6 55.9
1995 12.4 1.9 11.4 25.7 4,253.3 56.4
1996 12.6 2.0 11.3 25.9 4,313.2 56.9
1997 12.9 2.1 11.3 26.3 4,409.0 57.6
1998 13.0 2.2 11.4 26.6 4,425.0 57.8
1999 13.0 2.4 11.6 27.0 4,513.6 57.6
2000 13.0 2.5 11.9 27.3 4,575.0 57.1
2001 12.9 2.6 12.0 27.5 4,585.2 56.8
2002 13.3 2.6 12.0 28.0 4,716.6 57.6
2003 13.7 2.7 11.9 28.4 4,762.9 58.5
2004 14.1 2.8 12.0 29.0 4,842.4 59.1
2005 14.6 2.9 12.2 29.6 4,976.4 59.4
2006 14.8 2.9 12.4 30.1 5,027.9 59.3
2007 15.0 3.1 12.6 30.6 5,071.3 59.3
2008 15.4 3.1 12.5 31.0 5,208.5 60.1
2009 16.3 3.2 11.9 31.3 5,186.1 62.6
2010 17.6 3.0 11.1 31.8 5,278.3 65.3
2011 18.4 2.7 10.8 31.8 5,274.4 66.6
2012 18.7 2.7 10.2 31.6 5,214.8 68.2
2013 18.9 2.6 9.2 30.7 5,095.8 70.5
 
FY 2013 data are preliminary; all data are subject to revision.
Participation data are 9 month averages (summer months are excluded).
1] Included with free meals.