The Hawkeye

School lunch program unaffected by government shutdown

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2019

The Edmonds School District (ESD) will continue providing meals for students while the federal government is shut down. As a result of the shutdown, some federal workers have been furloughed, meaning they are required to work without pay. Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) accounting specialist Dee ...

Annual changes made to free, reduced meal program

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2017

Annual adjustments have been made to the qualifications to be in the free and reduced-price school meal program, simply known as the Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) program. This year, the maximum household income needed for students to qualify for FRL has increased. Related story: Misconceptions around free, r...

Federal free meal program misunderstood

Federal free meal program misunderstood

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2017

The free and reduced-price school meal program, better known as the Free and Reduced Lunch program (FRL), started in 1946 under the National School Lunch Program as a way to provide meals and other resources for students in elementary through high school who face financial difficulties. Students must rea...

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