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Schools Update: Summer Lunch Program in Jeopardy!

We need your help! For the past two summers we have been able to provide thousands of meals for our children at no cost to them or their families. As we begin to plan for this summer’s free lunch program we are finding that the number of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch may hinder our ability to qualify for this vital service.

The percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch is used as a qualifying statistic to get the funding necessary to run the program. Currently we have 47% of our grade school students, 48% of our middle school students, and 35% of our high school students who have applied and been approved for this money saving program. We need 50% in at least one of our schools to qualify. This means we only need 6 more elementary or 2 more middle school students to help us reach this goal. Read More