SP17 CACFP07 SFSP07-2010: Eligibility of Haitian Refugees for the Child Nutrition Programs

Last Modified: 12/05/2013
Friday, January 29, 2010

We have received inquiries about the eligibility of children who were evacuated to the United States as result of the earthquake in Haiti. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) do not require lawful presence in the United States prior to receiving a federal benefit and refugee children are eligible for meal benefits if they enroll in a participating school or institution.