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If your student has enjoyed free breakfasts and lunches through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Free Meals” extension through the 2021-2022 school year, take note– Congress has opted not to fund USDA-financed free breakfasts & lunches in the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.

To prevent sudden charges at the beginning of next year, your student must sign up for the Free / Reduced Meals Program option before the cutoff date of May 30, 2022. Otherwise, you could unknowingly end up with hefty lunch charges, or worse, lose out on possible PEBT (Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer) benefits– here’s why.

Historically, the Free and Reduced Meals program included a 30-day window starting the first day of school for students to eat free without a charge for their meal. The 30-day window is only available for students registered for the previous year’s Free and Reduced Meals program. Unregistered students expecting Free and Reduced Meals through the USDA Free Meals extension will take on any charges for meals purchased during that 30-day window.

Families could end up paying for a month’s worth of lunches & breakfasts per student.

For those eligible for PEBT funding, please note that the Federal Government uses the Free / Reduced Meals registry to distribute funds. If your student is not registered for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, the Federal Government will not offer you the PEBT funding.

Sign up for the Free and Reduced Lunch option now before May 30, 2022, and please share this news with your friends and family.

Programa Federal de Comidas no Renovado

Si su estudiante ha disfrutado de almuerzos gratis a través de la extensión “Free Lunch” del Departamento de Agricultura de EE. UU. durante el año escolar 2021-2022, es importante que sepa que no habrá más almuerzos gratis financiados por el USDA en el próximo año escolar 2022-2023.

Su estudiante debe inscribirse en la opción del Programa de Almuerzo Gratis/Reducido antes de la fecha límite del 30 de mayo de 2022 o, sin saberlo, podría terminar pagando cargos elevados por el almuerzo o, lo que es peor, perdiendo los fondos PEBT para comidas. Esta es la razón.

Históricamente, el programa de Almuerzo Gratis o a Precio Reducido incluía una ventana de 30 días a partir del primer día de clases para que los estudiantes coman cargo por su comida. La ventana de 30 días solo está disponible para los estudiantes registrados en el programa de Almuerzo Gratis o a Precio Reducido del año anterior. Los estudiantes no registrados que esperan almuerzo gratis o a precio reducido a través de la extensión de almuerzo gratis del USDA asumirán los cargos por las comidas que reciban durante ese período de 30 días.

Las familias podrían terminar pagando el almuerzo de un mes por estudiante.

Para aquellos que utilizan fondos PEBT, tenga en cuenta que el Gobierno Federal utiliza el registro de Almuerzos Gratis o a precio Reducido para distribuir estos fondos. Si su estudiante no está registrado para el Programa de Almuerzo Gratis o a Precio Reducido, el Gobierno Federal no le ofrecerá los fondos PEBT.

Regístrese para la opción de almuerzo gratis o a precio reducido antes del 30 de mayo de 2022 y comparta esta noticia con sus amigos y familiares.


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