School lunches free through December

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All schools throughout the country are offering free lunches through December.

Brooklynn White, Staff Reporter

In these uncertain times, many families are struggling to feed their children and or pay for lunch. Fortunately, there was about four million dollars left over from the summer lunch program. 

They extended the free lunches until the beginning of second semester,” said Haydock, “This action doesn’t affect our budget, but it should help families with some funding.”

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said that providing healthy school lunches is a priority.

“As our nation reopens and people return to work, it remains critical our children continue to receive safe, healthy, and nutritious food,” said Perdue in an article on the United States Department of Agriculture.“During the COVID-19 pandemic, the USDA has provided an unprecedented amount of flexibilities to help schools feed kids through the school meal programs, and today, we are also extending summer meal program flexibilities for as long as we can, legally and financially.” 

The new program for free lunches will help families financially and students to focus on their education, and not their empty stomachs.