The U.S. Department of Agriculture has officially extended its summer meal waivers for the entire 2020-21 school year.
The USDA waivers, which will now be in place through June 30, 2021, allow schools to waive meal pattern requirements and serve meals to all children under 18 at no charge.
The previous extension of these waivers was originally set to expire at the end of December. Earlier this month, however, Congress passed a continuing resolution bill that granted authority and funding for further extensions, which was later signed into law.
All Sanford School students will receive free breakfast and lunch for the remainder of the school year. Parents, if you deposited money into your child’s lunch account you now have two choices. Either you can leave the money in the account and it will be transferred into next year’s lunch account, or you may request a refund for this year’s lunch account money. Sanford school is very pleased to provide a healthy breakfast and lunch to all students free of charge for the remainder of the school year.