What does hunger look like in your school district?

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Food insecurity, a condition that affected 13.1 million U.S. children in 2015, is the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food. 

RELATEDIMPACT: Feeding Our Children

About 84 percent of low-income, food-insecure households with school-age children partook in the USDA's National School Lunch Program, the agency reported.

A family of four with an annual income of $45,510 is eligible for reduced-price lunches and an annual income of $31,980 is eligible for free meals under the Federal Register's Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines. "Income" is considered before tax deductions. 

To apply for free and reduced lunches, fill out a school meal application from your school or district. 

Here are the percentages of children on free and reduced price school meals in each school district:

Alexandria-                    60% of 15,200 students across 16 schools 

Anne Arundel-              32% of 81,508 students across 126 schools 

Arlington-                      30% of 26,348 students across 33 schools 

Charles-                         36% of 26,390 students across 36 schools 

District of Columbia-    76% of 48,439 students across 115 schools 

Fairfax-                          28% of 189,000 students across 268 schools 

Frederick-                      27% of 41,413 students across 66 schools 

Howard-                         22% of 55,395 students across 75 schools

Loudoun-                         17% of 78,000 students across 89 schools 

Montgomery-                35% of students 159,606 across 207 schools

Prince George's-          62% of 131,731 students across 208 schools 

Prince William-            40% of 90,686 students across 96 schools 

Stafford-                       29% of 27,060 students across 30 schools 

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