No More Universal Free School Meals

Universal free meals won’t be offered at Loudoun County Public Schools this year as that pandemic-era federally funding program ends.

Meal prices will be the same as they were pre-COVID with breakfast costing $2.10, and lunch at the K-5 grade level costing $3.05 and $3.15 at the 6-12 grade level. A la carte items meeting Smart Snack Standards will be available for purchase during the lunch period.

Families may prepay for meals using the new Titan meal payment system.  Parents or guardians of students who may qualify for free or reduced-price meals can find the free or reduced-price form on the school division website under first day information. Schools with more than 50% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price meals will provide free breakfast and lunch to the entire school. One snack or one supper daily will also be provided at schools that have an after-school enrichment program and more than 50% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price meals. 

4 thoughts on “No More Universal Free School Meals

  • 2022-08-24 at 5:10 pm
    Permalink

    If Loudoun has a method of means testing then qualified students might well be funded through a private charity. Many residents have told us they feel such meals are essential and thus ought to be willing to fund such a program. It seems everyone wants someone else to pay for their pet projects but are often unwilling to fund the programs themselves. It’s not compassion or charity when you demand someone else pay for your pet projects. Come on, all you wealthy Democrats, pony up since it’s “for the children.”

  • 2022-08-24 at 7:21 pm
    Permalink

    “One snack or one supper daily will also be provided at schools that have an after-school enrichment program and more than 50% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price meals.”

    So, if a student who qualifies for free or reduced meals goes to a school with 50% of its students in a similar situation, no after school help. While a student who doesn’t qualify for the program but goes to a school with 50.1% of students who do, he/she gets a meal. WHY?

  • 2022-08-24 at 7:36 pm
    Permalink

    “All good things must come to an end,” as the saying goes. Now, LCPS should focus on providing nutritious, balanced meals for its students. I’m talking whole cereal grains, fresh organic vegetables & beans & bean products. Go easy on the meat & dairy products. And phase out the sugary, chemicalized treats. Happy Ukraine Independence Day Loudoun!

  • 2022-08-24 at 9:20 pm
    Permalink

    Halleluja! Sorry, freeloaders, time to pay your own way for a bit. This taxpayer, who has already paid for his children’s college educations by scrimping and saving since the day they were born, now has to turn his attention to paying off the college loans of millions of other people thanks to the worst POTUS in the history of the USA.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: