Area Schools Can Now Offer Free Breakfast and Lunch - 27 East

Area Schools Can Now Offer Free Breakfast and Lunch

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A lunch period at Hampton Bays High School.  DANA SHAW

A lunch period at Hampton Bays High School. DANA SHAW

Desirée Keegan on Nov 8, 2023
Thanks to a U.S. Department of Agriculture adjustment, most local school districts can now offer breakfast and lunch to all students free of charge. A threshold to qualify for what... more

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