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Huffman ISD students to receive free meals

August 9, 2018

All Huffman ISD students will receive free breakfast and lunch throughout the entire 2018-2019 school year.

Due to impacts related to Hurricane Harvey, Huffman ISD is eligible to participate in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).

“Ala carte items (snacks, seconds, beverages, etc.) will still be available for purchase. Parents may still place money on student accounts for such purchases through “My School Bucks,” Huffman ISD explained in a statement posted on its Facebook page.

A handout from the USDA states that the CEP “Allows schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) located in low-income areas to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students” and “eliminates the burden of collecting household applications to determine eligibility for school meal programs.”

The CEP was authorized by Congress as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and became available nationwide starting in the 2014-2015 school year.

elliott.lapin@hearst.com

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