Meal Assistance Program Helps Kids | Big Horn Basin Media

Free and Reduced Meal Program Benefits Families, School

Written by on August 28, 2018

For students in Park County School District 6, school starts today.
And for some families, that means some financial relief in the form of free meals for their children. Park County School District 6 offers free and reduced-price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program, and the School Breakfast Program.
Gen Sheets, the district’s nutrition director, says that the guidelines for the program change every year, so all families are encouraged to submit the application regardless of whether or not they have qualified in the past.

Additionally, Sheets says there are benefits to the school district if parents fill out the form.

Sheets says that there have been some other changes in the meal program this year as compared to years past. For example, she says the “Breakfast After the Bell” program at the elementary schools is no longer free to all children, except for those students that qualify for the Free Meal program.
Each school and the district office have copies of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

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