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Free Lunch at Schools


Starting from the 2014/15 school year, the programme of Free Lunch at Schools has been incorporated into the Government’s regular assistance.  It aims at providing free lunch at schools for primary students from low-income families so as to enable these students to have a more balanced and ample diet at schools.


Target Students

Participating schools will be provided with the provision with respect to the number of Primary 1 to Primary 6 students meeting all the following criteria

(i)     receiving full grant under the Student Financial Assistance Schemes;

(ii)    studying in whole-day government, aided (including special schools) or Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) primary schools; and

(iii)   having lunch as arranged by their attending schools.


Funding Arrangements

Participating schools will be provided with the relevant funding direct by the Education Bureau for making lunch charges on behalf of their Primary 1 to Primary 6 students meeting all the above criteria.    



All whole-day government, aided (including special schools) and DSS primary schools are invited to participate in the Free Lunch at Schools by completing the Application Form attached to the relevant circular memorandum, issued in May each year, and return it to the Extended Support Programmes Section on or before the due date (the relevant circular memorandum for 2018/19 is the EDB Circular Memorandum No. 81/2018).


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For enquiries, please contact the Extended Support Programmes Section of EDB at 2892 6659.

Address: Room 1141, 11/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, HK.

Last revision date: 30 May 2018
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