Spring-Ford Urges Eligible Families to Qualify for Meals

ROYERSFORD PA – The U.S. Agriculture Department‘s pandemic-related policy of providing free lunches for all school children has apparently disappeared like an ice cream sandwich on a 90-degree day.

Federal government waivers, which earlier allowed all children to receive free school meals, so far have not been extended for the 2022-2023 academic year, the Spring-Ford Area School District announced in its Wednesday (July 6, 2022) newsletter. As a result, the district said its free or reduced-price meals program will be offered to families who qualify for assistance to offset school breakfast and lunch prices.

Fortunately, the district added, “it’s easy to find out” who qualifies and how, easy to apply for the help, and is risk-free. Eligibility is based on household size and income levels, and is available online, here. To apply online, click here. And in case you want or need some paperwork to review about the program, download an informational PDF document here.

“Families around the country have felt the impact in financial security due to the unprecedented disruption caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic,” the district acknowledged. It urged parents to “be sure to apply for the financial support your family may be eligible to receive.”

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