MOSS POINT, Mississippi — All students in the Moss Point School District will receive free breakfast and lunch, regardless of economic eligibility, for the first time during the next school year.
The Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, allows qualifying, high-need districts, to offer free meals to all students. During the 2013-2014 school year, school officials tell The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1CmkWrw ) 91 percent of Moss Point students qualified for free or reduced-price lunch.
Administrators said the change would save parents from filling out paperwork and cut down on administrative costs for the district, which will create an improved program.
The district will get full federal reimbursement for all meals. It has been serving free breakfast since 2012.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com