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Free Meals Extended Through 2021-22 School Year

June 7, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending its funding for school meals through June 30, 2022, which means all Lindbergh students will continue to be eligible for free, healthy meals through the end of next school year.

Schools nationwide will be allowed to serve meals through USDA’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option, which is typically only available during the summer months. This option maintains the nutrition standards of the standard school meal programs – including a strong emphasis on providing fruits and vegetables, fluid milk, whole grains, and sensible calorie levels, while allowing schools to serve free meals to all children.

In addition, schools that choose this option will receive higher-than-normal meal reimbursements for every meal they serve, which will support them in serving the most nutritious meals possible while managing increased costs associated with pandemic-related operational and supply chain challenges.