Free breakfast and lunch offered again for 2021-22

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Again for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year, meals will be provided at no cost for students in Fayette County Public Schools. Students will receive free breakfast and lunch each day.

The Georgia Dept. of Education School Nutrition Program extended the Seamless Summer Option for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program for 2021-2022, allowing school districts to offer meals at no charge to all students.

Community/virtual student meal pick up will also be offered each week on Wednesday at all schools. They will serve 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches each week. Students 18 and under are eligible, as well as 21 and under with a disability. Elementary school serving times will be 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., and middle schools and high schools will serve from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

While households are not required to complete meal applications to qualify for meals at no cost, it is still important to apply for the National School Lunch Program. If your family is eligible for free or reduced-price school meals, you may not even realize the benefits of signing up extend beyond just what appears on your student’s lunch tray.

In addition to school meals, your student is also eligible for free or discounted rates on school athletics and camps, reduced registration fees for AP, SAT, and ACT tests, discounted college application fees, and discounted rates on internet services. Additionally, schools receive funding for student programs and services based on the number of free and reduced-price meals they serve.

It’s fast and easy to apply. Turn in your meal application today and take advantage of the many benefits for your child and ensure your school continues to receive funding!