Lewiston Schools Will Offer Free Meals To All Students
Beginning next fall, all students in Lewiston will get breakfast and lunch at school for free, regardless of how much their parents earn, courtesy of the federal government.
Lewiston's schools are joining many schools across the country in the 'Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. A provision called the 'Community Eligibility Provision', meant to ensure students don't go hungry in schools and have access to healthy meals.
The Auburn School Department joined the program last year for five of its schools that are eligible.
To qualify, a district or school must have a minimum of 40 percent of students from families on a program like food stamps. Lewiston has a district wide percentage of 53%.