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CISD to offer free meals to all students

The Red River Sun/Whitney Wyatt All Childress students will have the option to eat in the cafeteria for free this coming school year.

The Red River Sun/Whitney Wyatt
All Childress students will have the option to eat in the cafeteria for free this coming school year.

CHILDRESS – Childress Independent School District (CISD) will offer healthy meals to all students at no cost this upcoming school year.

“The United States Department of Agriculture has announced that school meals for the 2021-2022 school year will remain free for all students regardless of eligibility,” said CISD Child Nutrition Director Tracee Herbstritt. “Although meals are free, parents are still encouraged to complete the free and reduced lunch application even if they do not think they would qualify.”

Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals, Herbstritt explained. However, the USDA issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year.

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