The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released the latest Free and Reduced Lunch thresholds late last week. The threshold for eligibility has been raised for seventh year in a row.
For example, for a family with one child, the threshold for the free lunch has been raised from $14,079 dollars in 2010-11 to $15,444 for 2016-17. That’s an increase of $1,365. The reduced price lunch rose $1,942 dollars for the same time period.
A full comparison chart by year going back to 2009-2010 is below.
Did News and Observer Do The Free/Reduced Lunch Math? (2015)