While free meals for all students have been a welcome relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, these benefits have come to an end. When the Coronavirus pandemic hit, the federal government funded a program that allowed all students - even those who were not previously eligible - to receive free meals. However, recently they have declined to continue funding this program. This means all families will need to carry a positive balance in their child's school meal accounts to ensure that their students have the nutrition they need throughout the day to learn.
If you are feeling a little anxious about how your child will manage without a free lunch, don't worry. We've got you covered with some actions you can take now to make sure your child gets the meals they need.
Some Students Will Still Qualify, But You Must Take Action!
We encourage all families to fill out an application for free or reduced meal benefits as soon as possible. You can find a copy of this application here on our website or contact your building secretary. The process is simple, but we are happy to answer any questions you may have.