Free meals to be offered to students in local school district

Free meals to be offered to students in local school district
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ALIQUIPPA, Pa. — School-age children will be able to get free meals in the Hopewell Area School District.

The school district was approved to offer the program, called Seamless Summer Option, last week. It was also offered last spring.

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Beginning on Sept. 14 and continuing through Dec. 31, contingent on the availability of federal funding, the district will be allowed to serve breakfasts and lunches free of charge on school days -- including in-person or remote instruction days.

“Based on this new waiver by the USDA, parents/guardians do not need to provide funds for their child’s lunch accounts while this program is in place unless their child would like to purchase ala carte items or additional meals,” a letter to parents said.

CLICK HERE to read the full letter, which has more information about the program.

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