Free food for students

Thanks to the Community Eligibility Program all students in the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District are eligible for free breakfast and lunch next school year.

The Community Eligibility Program is a federally funded program available to all public school districts.

Breakfast, lunch to be provided at no charge next school year

“We are happy to announce that Uvalde CISD qualified 100 percent,” said Aurora R. Barrera, director of Child Nutrition Services for Southwest Food Services, which serves the district’s nutrition programs.

The UCISD board adopted the SFE proposal at the regular monthly meeting May 15.

Marcus Lopez, executive chef for SFE, said, “We are participants in the National Lunch Program and are reimbursed $3 per meal.”

Superintended Jeanette Ball informed the board that this option chosen was also a $504 plus to the budget over the current one.

The food contract for the 2017-2018 school year is $47,542 administrative fee plus a $35,021 management fee for a total contract amount of $82,563.

“Our SFE program goes above and beyond to entice students to eat by offering free breakfast and lunch,” said Anne Marie Espinoza, UCISD communications and marketing director.


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