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All Polk County students qualify for free meals next school year

From Local 3 News: Polk County Schools announced all students in the district can receive free meals for the 2024-2025 school year.   T

From Local 3 News: Polk County Schools announced all students in the district can receive free meals for the 2024-2025 school year.

 

The district said this is because it met all the requirements to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). That’s a program through the USDA allowing schools in low-income areas to provide free meals for children. The USDA announced plans to expand CEP last fall.

 

Every Polk County student will be able to get breakfast and lunch for free at school for the upcoming year.

 

“Let’s make sure that every student starts their day right and stays energized with delicious meals at no cost,” the district said on Facebook.