Lunch Money

When children struggle to stay afloat everyday, it takes away their likelihood for success. Some of these children may be brilliant, but when they have concern with their daily life, their chances are minimal. Children are our future. They should be nurtured, developed, and supported in every way that our community can provide.

In this program, ALMS works directly with schools or food providers to provide funding for daily meals to starving children.

In U.S. alone, there are at least 35% of children and teens who struggle with their daily lives and have to denote a great portion of their time to find income and support themselves, thus taking away their precious time from learning.

In addition, our study indicates that many may eat less or even skip meals to just to stay afloat. This has profound impact on their health and growth.

Human, in particular children and teens, need to have adequate nutrition in order to thrive physically, mentally, and stay focused.

Through this program, ALMS’ goal is to grant these suffering children and teens a little extra money for their food, so that they can have proper nutrition and meal. We also hope that by taking away their daily concern on food, perhaps they can re-focus back on school and studying.

Enroll and get Benefit

If you are struggling to provide regular meal for your children, you may be qualified. Just click ‘Enroll’ and fill in a quick questionnaire to get started.

What We Need

Generous donors Like You

We need your generous support and donors like you to contribute to this program, so that there are funds available to grant to these starving children and teens.

All donations will be classified as gift under the 501(c)(3) guideline. Every donor will receive a tax deductible receipt from ALMS for tax purpose.

Who Benefit from this Program

Starving children and teens who are financially struggling to have proper daily meal

ALMS’ goal is to provide the financial for the most basic need (‘food’) to starving children. These children appear everywhere. As our study shows, even in the U.S., one of the wealthiest countries in the world, there are still 35% of teens who are not able to receive proper daily meal due to financial hardship.

How ALMS Gives Back

For those who qualified in this program, ALMS will work directly with their schools and/or food providers to provide full or partial funding for the daily meals. The funding amount and duration will vary and depend on each individual’s background and case.

Who are Eligible

You may be eligible in this program if you are:

  • Not receiving benefit from any state/federal programs AND
  • Your household income is higher than the qualifying income level of any of the state/federal programs AND
  • You currently have school’s lunch debt OR need assistance for the upcoming lunch bill

Please note that ALMS will request income information from those who apply to this program to verify the financial situation. If you think you qualify, enroll now.

Who are NOT Eligible

You are NOT eligible in ALMS Lunch Money Program if you are already receiving benefit from the following state/federal programs:

  • CalFresh members (formerly known as Food Stamps)
  • Recipients of Supplemental Security Income
  • Medi-Cal / Medicaid members
  • Receiving FDPIR benefits
  • Enrolled in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
  • Enrolled in WIC (special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children)
  • Receiving unemployment benefits that include free and reduced school meals


  • There are funding limitation for this program. ALMS will carefully review each application. Not every submission will be approved or granted
  • All approved applicants understands that we will keep your information on file
  • All your financial information will be kept confidential
  • You give ALMS consent to use the names, city, state and image of your child for ALMS’s marketing campaign (including website, social media, printed articles, and other materials)

Contact us regarding this program, please email

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