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All GCPS schools to provide free meals

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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 12:00 am

All Greensville County Public Schools students are eligible for free breakfasts and lunches during the 2018-19 school year.

Households with students enrolled at Greensville Elementary, Belfield, E.W. Wyatt or Greensville County High School will not have to submit a meal application form to participate in the free meals program.

In past years the meal application form was required to determine eligibility for students before the implementation of the new policy.

The National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs have long histories. The National School Lunch Program was instituted in 1946 as the National Lunch Act and signed into law by President Harry Truman. The National Breakfast Program came into existence in 1966.

The latest change to the policy comes under the Community Eligibility Provision, which was implemented under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

All of the schools in the GCPS division have a copy of the policy available for review by parents or guardians. The GCPS Central Office at 105 Ruffin St. also has a copy of the policy for review.

In April it was announced that the Greensville County Public Schools Food Service Department has some additional revenue funds from increases in meal participation and the Community Eligibility Provision.

For more information about the policy, contact GCPS Food Supervisor Crystal Crutchfield at (434) 634-2863 or ccrutchfield@gcps1.com.

The first day of school for GCPS students is Tuesday, Sept. 4.

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