NEW DEAL, Texas (KCBD) - New Deal ISD will be providing breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost, as part of the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision program.
The school will no longer need to collect meal applications for free, reduced-price and paid student meals, “reducing the burden for families and school administrators.”
“Parents don’t have to worry they can send their kids to school and we’re going to feed them,” said John Salter.
Salter has been the Food Service Director at New Deal ISD for five years now. He says he’s seen a need for this and his happy New Deal gets to offer it. “There’s a need and we’re finally able to to meet that need, and This way we we can reach more students.”
In order to qualify, New Deal ISD had to meet certain guidelines with the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision Program. Because the school district did, meals will be funded through that program.
“That’s a big deal. When students come through the line, we’re gonna feed them, we’re gonna give them a tray and they’re going to get eat,” said Salter.
You can learn more about the program here: https://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/community-eligibility-provision