Do public charter schools provide lunch for students?

Yes. All public charter schools have a plan for providing lunch to children. Currently, over 35% of public charter schools participate in the Federal lunch program. Many schools provide lunch programs for all students; however, due to the enormous back office requirements, public charter schools utilize other methods to ensure all children receive a healthy meal. This percentage could be higher if these schools received the “indirect costs” that traditional public schools receive for back office and administrative support.