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Texas Children Receive Free Meals Over The Summer

By Nikki Weingartner     May 27, 2008 in Food
As the final weeks of school draw near, those on the free and reduced lunch program must wait three months before they receive free breakfast and lunches again. Or will they? One of many counties in Texas is offering free meals all summer long.
One would think that public schools would close and lock their cafeteria doors on the last day of school. With the current problems surround food budgets and the rapidly rising costs of food, the possibility of anything being offered for free seems even more remote.
Yet is seems for one of several counties in the state of Texas, that is far from the case.
A program paid for through the National School Lunch Program and administered through the Texas Department of Agriculture will provide free meals to children and at reduced costs to adults at nine district participating schools in the El Paso area.
Last year, more than 2,500 sites served over 13 million meals across the state.
Eligibility requirements for a family of four is an annual household income of just over $38,000 USD a year and for a family of five is just under $45,000 USD per year.
The program offers breakfast and lunch at specified locations across the state.
Its nice to see small tokens of kindness even when school is out for summer.
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