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NLCS to Provide Free Meals to All Students

The North Lawrence Community School Corporation (NLCS) received notification that we will be able to provide FREE MEALS (Breakfast and Lunch) to ALL ENROLLED IN-PERSON NLCS STUDENTS beginning Thursday, October 1, 2020. We hope to run the program through December 31, 2020 (subject to available DOE funding). The temporary funding source we are accessing is a new waiver that was recently approved for the Summer Food Service Program, operated under the USDA.

What does this mean...

  • Breakfast and Lunch will operate as they have in the past.

  • No action is required of families to participate in this free meal program.

  • Students will still use their meal accounts so we can track who is eating and avoid any allergy

    issues.

o Students will be charged for seconds, a la carte items and/or extra milk.

• All money that is currently in meal accounts will remain in those accounts to be used for student meals after December 31, 2020.

Even though all students will receive free meals at this time, we still recommend all families that are eligible - if they have not already done so - to complete an application for Free & Reduced Meal Program and Textbook assistance so you are eligible now for Textbook Assistance and eligible for the meal program when this current opportunity ends. A link is located on the main page of the NLCS website and under our Families button.

We are excited to bring this program to NLCS families to help provide financial relief during this extraordinary time.