Tag: free lunch

By Stefanie Jackson – The “free lunch for all” program is back on the menu for the Northampton school board’s consideration as of its Nov. 14 meeting. “This issue’s just not going away, and if the board of supervisors is willing to ensure us that we’re not going to lose...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton public school officials spoke with parents and community members Oct. 10 to make it easier to swallow the decision not to give all students free breakfast and lunch this year through a U.S. Department of Agriculture program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). “We want...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton schools Chief Financial Officer Brook Thomas will speak publicly about a program that would provide free breakfast and lunch to all public school students in the county, Thursday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m., in the Northampton High School library. The Community Eligibility Provision is a program...
Dear Editor: In the ancient times when I went to school, our parents fed us breakfast and sent us to school with either lunch money or a packed lunch. They considered peanut butter or cheese sandwiches acceptable. Everyone in our class knew everyone and I don’t recall a child who didn’t...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack County Public Schools employees announced this week that all students will receive free breakfast and lunch – regardless of their family income level – starting this school year. Free meals for students are made possible by Accomack’s participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...
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By Linda Cicoira -- Fifty-nine percent of Accomack and Northampton residents who participated in an email survey conducted this week by the Eastern Shore Post favor free lunches for all students at public schools in the two counties.  In the same poll, 47% want the federal government to reinstate the...