We could not believe the headline when we seen this.
All Grand Rapids schools students can eat lunch and breakfast for free, under a new federal pilot program
Published: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 4:50 PM Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 5:32 PM
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – All Grand Rapids Public Schools students can eat free breakfast, lunch and snacks starting this fall under a 4-year federal pilot program, the school district announced today.
School officials said Wyoming and Godfrey-Lee schools are also part of the pilot as well as Muskegon ISD and Muskegon Public Schools.
U.S. Department of Agriculture officials say the new Community Eligibility Option offers a boost to children’s nutrition in communities where need is greatest. Michigan is one of three states selected to participate in the pilot. Districts in Michigan can participate if at least 40 percent of their students are entitled to public assistance.
“We are all very excited,” said Paul Baumgartner, director of Nutrition Services Baumgartner. “This is an opportunity for us as staff to concentrate on the delivery and consumption of healthy, nutritious food instead of being bogged down in checking economic status.”
Read more at MLive.
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