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There is such a thing as a free lunch (for AISD students)

Friday, April 23, 2021 by Tai Moses

AISD students will be eating healthy lunches at no cost throughout the 2021-22 school year, thanks to the United States Department of Agriculture. The USDA announced on April 20 that it would be “extending free meal benefits through June 2022, allowing Austin ISD to keep serving its free lunches,” according to a news release. Christine Steenport, AISD’s interim director of Food Service and Warehouse Operations, said, “We are excited to offer healthy, tasty meals at no cost to all families, regardless of their household income. Free school meals help with expanding food access in Austin while also providing comfort for students and convenience for families.” The Austin school district has provided “over 3 million free meals on campuses and more than 4.2 million free curbside meals to children and caregivers” since March 2020.

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