FLINT, Michigan — No such thing as a free lunch?
Starting this week, there will be free lunches for all Flint School District students.
View full sizeFILE | The Flint JournalMessages encouraging students to eat a healthy option for their lunches are posted around the cafeteria at Flushing Middle School.
The district is one of the first in the nation to sign on to a new program that will provide all students, regardless of economic status, with two free meals and a snack each school day.
Michigan, Illinois and Kentucky were to be selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Option Program.
The program evaluates the economic eligibility of an entire school or district, rather than individual students, and if 40 percent of the school or district’s students qualify for free lunches, all students get them.