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USDA expands free school meals for low-income students

Sept. 27, 2023

The USDA has lowered the threshold for schools to qualify for free breakfast and lunch programs, making millions of additional students in low-income communities eligible. The federal government will now cover the cost of free meals for all enrolled students in schools where 25% of families participate in income-based public benefits -- down from the previous threshold of 40% -- benefiting approximately 3,000 additional school districts and more than 5 million students.
 Full Story: The Associated Press (9/26),  K-12 Dive (9/26)