• Free Meals Program Extended through June, 2021

    The United States Department of Agriculture has extended the Free Meals Program through the duration of the 2020-21 school year. All regular breakfast and lunch options are free to children 19 and under until June 30, 2021.

     

    USDA is extending waivers through June 30, 2021, that:  

    • Allow SFSP and SSO meals to be served in all areas and at no cost; 
    • Permit meals to be served outside of the typically required group settings and meal times; 
    • Waive meal pattern requirements, as necessary; and 
    • Allow parents and guardians to pick-up meals for their children. 

    These program flexibilities allow schools and local program operators to operate a meal service model that best meets their community’s unique needs, while keeping kids and staff safe.