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Free meals end


On July 7, Marshfield R-1 School District made the announcement that the federal funding that allowed all students to receive free breakfast and lunch for the last two years had ended. This school year, the district will be going back to what they had before and meals will be paid for.

It might sound bleak, however there is legislation in place to assist those in need. On June 30, President Biden signed the Keep Kids Fed Act. The act allow waivers of free or reduced meals to those who qualify. Those qualifications include children in foster care, families that receive SNAP Aid or meet income eligibility requirements.
“The biggest thing we want to remind parents of is the importance of filling out the free or reduced lunch form during the registration process,” comments Rocky Valentine, Assistant Superintendent of Marshfield R-1 school district.

“We strongly encourage families to fill those forms out, regardless if they meet the requirements or not,” Valentine explains. The completion of the form helps schools not just in Marshfield, but all over the country with funding."

To see pricing for the meals you can check out the Marshfield R-1 School News Facebook page. Registration for the 2022- 2023 school year for the R-1 school district is going on right now and can be done by visiting their website: www.mjays.us.


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