Students to eat free at 24 North Carolina schools

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Students at 24 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will eat free next year, regardless of family income.

The schools, among the district’s poorest, will serve breakfast and lunch to all students for free starting in the fall under a new program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Community Eligibility Provision is an amendment to the National School Lunch program, designed to improve access to healthy meals for students in low-income schools. Students at the qualifying schools will be automatically enrolled in the free meal program and will not need to submit a paper application.

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