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When All Kids Eat for Free [The Atlantic]

Tuesday, May 10, 2016  
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School Lunch


The Community Eligibility Provision of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act allows high-poverty schools to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost. Under the program, a school with 40 percent or more “identified students” is eligible to adopt community eligibility, instead of collecting individual applications for free or reduced-priced meals. However, as Congress attempts to reauthorize the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, they are considering a rule change to the Community Eligibility Provision that would raise the eligibility threshold to 60 percent, leaving thousands of impoverished students, who now eat breakfast and lunch, unfed.


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