Vigo County students to receive free meals until Dec. 31

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Students in the Vigo County School Corporation will not pay for breakfast or lunch until December 31 and will be refunded for all meals purchased so far this year.

The free meals are part of the Summer Food Service Program recently extended by the USDA.

“If your student has never tried our breakfast, this is a great time to start,” Tom Lentes, director of food services, said. “We are grateful to this USDA program and encourage all students—even those learning from home—to take advantage of these free meals.”

Meals purchased after Aug. 18 will be credited back to the child’s account.

The district started the program Tuesday, and reimbursement retroactive to Aug. 18 could take several weeks as Vigo County School Corporation Food Services works with their software vendor to reconcile the charges.

Meals are also available for students learning from home—traditional students on their remote learning day, and fully-at-home hybrid or virtual students—by calling the school and speaking to the kitchen manager.

Those who qualify for free/reduced lunch are still encouraged to go to www.myschoolapps.com to complete an application so they are enrolled in the program when the USDA program ends on December 31. Textbook fee assistance is also available through the application process.

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