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Release: May 14, 2001

EDITORS: Receipt of this release indicates that readers in your coverage area are attending the Upward Bound Project in Iowa City this summer and may be eligible for the meal program.

Upward Bound students may be eligible for free meals

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Upward Bound Project announces its sponsorship this year of the Summer Food Service Program.

Under the federal program, students enrolled in the UI's Upward Bound Project may be eligible to receive free meals on the UI campus, based on household size and income. Meals -- including breakfast, lunch and dinner -- will be provided from June 3 to July 29 at Burge Hall Food Service.

SFSP income eligibility guidelines for 2001 are as follows:

  • Household size of 1, with a yearly income of no more than $15,448, a monthly income of no more than $1,288 and a weekly income of no more than $298.
  • Household size of 2, with a yearly income of no more than $20,813, a monthly income of no more than $1,735 and a weekly income of no more than $401.
  • Household size of 3, with a yearly income of no more than $26,178, a monthly income of no more than $2,182 and a weekly income of no more than $504.
  • Household size of 4, with a yearly income of no more than $31,543, a monthly income of no more than $3,076, and a weekly income of no more than $607.
  • Household size of 5, with a yearly income of no more than $36,908, a monthly income of no more than $3,076 and a weekly income of no more than $710.
  • Household size of 6, with a yearly income of no more than $42, 273, a monthly income of no more than $3,523 and a weekly income of no more than $813.
  • Household size of 7, with a yearly income of no more than $47,638, a monthly income of no more than $3,970 and a weekly income of no more than $917.
  • Household of 8, with a yearly income of no more than $53,003, a monthly income of no more than $4,417 and a weekly income of no more than $1,020.

For each additional family member, add $5,365 to the annual income, $448 to the monthly income and $104 to the weekly income.

Children of eligible students who are members of a food stamp household or Family Investment Program (FIP) household are automatically eligible to receive free program meal benefits at Burge Hall as well. Foster children are eligible for free meal benefits regardless of household income.

For more information, contact the UI Upward Bound Office at 319-335-6708 or toll-free at 1-800-272-6450.