PORTLAND — Five public schools in Portland will start offering free breakfasts to all their students in September.

The change is taking place at the schools with the highest percentages of students who qualify for free or reduced meals. The schools are: Riverton Elementary School (81 percent), East End Community School, (79 percent), Presumpscot Elementary School (75 percent), Reiche Community School (72 percent)  and Lincoln Middle School (53 percent).

Breakfast will be served in the classroom during the first 10 minutes of the school day. Students arrive at the regular start of the school day to receive breakfast.

Reiche will also offer free lunch to all students.

The meal costs are subsidized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Families still need to fill out eligibility applications. Applications will be included in students’ opening-day packets and must be returned by Sept. 26.

Another change this year is the elimination of the 40-cent co-pay across all school buildings. Students who had previously paid the 40 cents will now get free meals.