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AISD students eat for free

Friday, August 13, 2021 by Tai Moses

All Austin ISD students, whether they’re attending in-person classes or virtual learning, will receive free breakfast and lunch this school year, regardless of their household income. The school district goes a little deeper into the fine print to explain that, while the meals are free for everyone, “campuses will still collect income verification to help maintain demographic information needed for various types of funding for schools and potential state-funded benefits for families. Families may submit income verification during online enrollment, electronically on the AISD Cloud through the Parent Portal, or schools can provide a paper form.” Since the meal program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, AISD is reimbursed for all meals served, “so the more students who eat school meals, the more we can invest in higher quality food, maintain local jobs and support the Texas economy.” So parents, don’t bother packing that school lunch and check out the daily menus.

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