The Gist: An innovative program is set to make breakfast and lunch at schools free for all students in the Evans County Charter School System, eliminating the need for meal applications and reducing administrative costs.
What is it?: The Evans County Charter School System has opted into the Community Eligibility Provision, a decision aimed at ensuring all students have access to nutritious meals necessary for effective learning. Participating schools include Claxton Elementary School, Claxton Middle School, Claxton High School, and Second Chance Academy.
Why It Matters: Beyond the clear benefit to families, who no longer need to fill out and submit meal applications, the move is expected to reduce administrative and printing costs for the school system.
What’s Next?: As part of this initiative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will support the school system’s food service through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.