DOE: Families eligible for free and reduced-price school meals encouraged to apply
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state Department of Education said Friday eligible families are encouraged to apply for free and reduced-price school meals for the upcoming school year.
That’s because the waiver program used to help all public school families get meals at no-cost throughout the pandemic expired on Thursday.
The department said school meal service will revert back to pre-pandemic operations for the upcoming school year.
This means only eligible children will receive meals at a free or reduced price.
Students who were eligible for either free or reduced-price meal at the end of the last school year will have that status carried over until September 13, or until a new application is processed said officials.
Online applications become available July 15. Click here to access the application.
For more information on income eligibility guidelines and more, click here.
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